Revised designs for the creation of a commemorative centre at the national monument at Nos. 14 – 17 Moore Street, Dublin, have been approved. Some new conditinos were also imposed.
No. 16 Moore St was the final headquarters of the leaders of the 1916 Rising prior to surrender. Nos. 14, 15, 16 and 17 Moore St were preserved as a national monument by order in 2007. This status means that any works affecting the monument require the written consent of the Minister for the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DAHG).
The approval and new conditions came from Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for DAHG. Making the announcment, he said: 'The decision I have made will secure the future of one of the most important sites in modern Irish history. Together with the interpretive centre planned for the GPO, the Moore Street commemorative centre will provide a key focal point for our commemoration of the events, the people, and the sacrifices they made in 1916.
'Now that funding is in place, and appropriate restoration proposals have been approved, this is our great opportunity - within a limited window of time - to have a fully restored commemorative centre at Moore Street for the 100th anniversary commemorations in 2016.'