Photo: The march passed through Moore Street on the way to the GPO
30 January 2021 - Throwback to 2016
Five years ago today, a march and rally took place as part of the Save Moore Street From Demolition campaign. Members of the team and supporters gathered at Liberty Hall before the march led the participants to the GPO via Abbey Street, O’Connell Street, Parnell Street, Moore Street and Henry Street.
At the GPO a rally took place with speeches and music as part of the call for the preservation of the whole of the 1916 battlefield site and to reject the gentrification of the street by greedy developers and speculators who wish to destroy our history, culture and trading traditions, all of which Moore Street personifies.
Five years later we are still campaigning while the developer has presented the latest plans and the buildings are deteriorating even more. The pandemic has put a halt to our weekly event on the cobbles, but we continue online of course and you can support us by sharing our page and posts. You can be our media, the mainstream media often gives a biased view of the developments.
The photos and text below have been taken from the original Facebook post in 2016.
30 January 2016
Today we marched from Liberty Hall to the GPO, then on to Moore Street Terrace, following in the footsteps of the heroes of Easter 1916 as they made their last stand and consolidated the Republic. From there we returned to the GPO for a rally to call for the preservation of the whole of Moore Street Terrace as a national monument and to reject the gentrification of the street by greedy developers and speculators who wish to destroy our history, culture and trading traditions, all of which Moore Street personifies.