Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (412)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

412. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will initiate an independent review into the Moore Street area and planning process to secure this historic area with a proper historical trail which would be an important asset in respect of tourism. [20881/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Arts)

My function, under the National Monuments Acts, relates to the national monument at Nos. 14 – 17 Moore Street, by virtue of the Preservation Order placed on that site in 2007. In that context, I have recently given approval to revised designs, submitted by the owners, for the restoration of the monument buildings and the creation of a commemorative centre to the Leaders of the 1916 Rising on the site. The development of the wider Moore Street area, and related matters, are the responsibility of the planning authority, Dublin City Council.