Bhí an ghrian ag scoilteadh na doirneoga (the sun was splitting the cobblestones).
B’iad Bróna, Orla, Steve agus Diarmuid an foireann inniu. Deirdre dropped by to help for awhile also, distributing leaflets.
Numbers of people very angry at the property speculators’ plans for Moore Street engaged with us.
As usual, lots of people from Dublin and some from other parts of Ireland, all anxious to have the 1916 Terrace properly developed as a historical experience, many also wanting the street market upgraded and conserved, many remembering it when it was full of stalls (the market is being run down to make people accept the speculators’ plans).
Tracy Dawson and Caoimhín Timony posed for a solidarity portrait and as well as being here, will appear also in our solidarity portrait album. Tracy is a neighbour of Bróna’s and we spent some time with them giving them snapshots of the 1916 history of the area.
Níl aon nuacht fós/ there’s no news yet about the APPEALS to An Bord Pleanála against DCC’s Planning Department granting planning permissions to Hammerson.
Some of the buildings in Moore Street have received protected status, we’ve heard. However, we were also told recently that in practice, protected status for buildings over 100 years old means only that one facade needs to be preserved. Obviously keeping good front facades would be great but does not necessarily interfere with the Hammerson plan. We’ll need to look into this more.
Still no SIGNPOST to the O’Rahilly Monument from Dublin City Corporation – how long does it take to make a signpost and attach it?!! Really at this stage it is extraction of urine!
As usual, you can assist the campaign by spreading the word, e.g sharing our weekly posts on social media (from our Facebook or website) from time to time. Ní neart go cur le chéile.