18/03/16

Statement from Minister Humphreys re Moore Street High Court Judgement

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, T.D., and her officials will carefully study today’s High Court judgement regarding Moore Street.

Speaking today, Minister Humphreys said:

“This was a complex case and the judgement, which runs to more than 400 pages, needs to be studied in detail.“

“My priority up to this point has been to progress the important works to preserve the National Monument at No’s 14-17, which was the final headquarters of the 1916 leaders.

“My officials and I will consider this judgement in detail before making any decisions on further actions.”

The Minister regrets that the public will not now be in a position to access 14-17 Moore St during the centenary period as had been planned.

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Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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