As Local News offers Taoiseach and Arts Minister proof that Monuments men mis-dated
Moore Street battlefield buildings, will they stand back as bulldozers roll in?
SOURCES close to the Department of the Taoiseach say they are “shocked” at errors
that mis-dated parts of the 1916 battlefield. They may now be razed to make way for
the likes of Burger King and Pennys.
But a campaign by Local News, starting a year ago, may yet save Nos 18, 19 and 13
Moore Street, Moore Lane, and perhaps even the entire 1916 battlefield area.
Since our story on the site appeared in Local News North, Aug 7, we have been told
by government sources that the original advice, given to then Arts Minister Dick
Roche, was wrong: he was told that just 14–17 were dated 1916 or before. Now we know
that nearby houses were too. MORE »
CAN the Rising site be
saved? James Connolly
Heron (right), grandson of
James Connolly, hopes so.
He holds up our May cover
Story proving that now, both
Arts and Taoiseach’s depart-
ments now know that most, if
not all of Moore Street’s
east terrace is part of the
pre-20th century 1916
• STUNNING Kellie Breen, featured recently in the south edition of the paper, has
found a new photographer and a new mood in her stunning collection of portfolio pictures.
And already, these beautiful bromides have bought the Ballyfermot lass catalogue
and catwalk work.
Now, however, she wants to raise her profile with a “face of” campaign. And we reckon
she’s just the lady to raise an Irish product profile...and a male heartbeat.