Motions in Support of the Campaign to Save Moore Street

 

I have submitted and supported the following motions to try and highlight the disgraceful state of the National Monument in Moore Street. All motions below were successfully passed.  

 

Monthly Meeting of Dublin City Council Jan 2011:

 

In light of the partial demolition of buildings to the rere of No 10 Moore Street (17/18 Moore Lane), and to ensure the protection of the entire 1916 site, the members of Dublin City Council agree that National Monument status be extended to the entire Moore Street Terrace Nos. 10 – 25 (inclusive) and call on the Minister for the Environment to take immediate steps to grant this status to the site.

 

Monthly Meeting of Central Area Committee April 2011:

 

Given that recent work carried out to No. 16 Moore Street by its present owner, or his servants or agents, did not adhere to the regulations under National Monuments legislation and that the building, a protected structure, is to become a 1916 commemorative centre under City Council control, the members of this committee now call for its immediate acquisition by agreement or compulsorily under section 71 (i) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000.

 

 

Monthly Meeting of Dublin City Council May 2011:

 

"In view of the fact that an application was received by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht last Friday week for ministerial consent to carry out works at the National Monument site at 14/17 Moore Street, the members of Dublin City Council instruct the City Manager to immediately advise the Minister and put him on notice of the motion passed at this City Council on 10th January last, whereby the members agreed that National Monument status be extended to the entire Moore Street Terrace Nos. 10 – 25 (inclusive) and further request the Minister to a. take immediate steps to grant this status to the site in accordance with the decision of this City Council and b.take into consideration the decision of the members of the City Council, and its implications for the site,when reviewing the proposed works".

 

Monthly Meeting of Central Area Committee Dec 2011:

 

"That this committee agrees that no funding should be made available to Chartered Land from NAMA which would facilitate, in any way, the alteration or destruction of any part of the National Monument site (including the curtilage)at 14/17 Moore Street.

"That this committee agrees that, as no contract has been signed in relation to the disposal of 24/25 Moore Street, the City Council should retain the property and terminate negotiations with the proposed purchaser".

 

 

Monthly Meeting of Central Area Committee Feb 2012:

 

Since it is now clear that representatives of Chartered Land deliberately misled members of this committee as to the extent of NAMA funding available to them for the carrying out of work to the National Monument (14/17 Moore Street)site, the members of this Committee call on Minister Jimmy Deenihan to refuse to consent to Chartered Land's application for works on the National Monument site, and request him to take immediate steps to honour his undertaking to preserve the Monument under Preservation Order No.1 of 2007, adopted by both Houses of the Oireachtas.

In addition, this Committee instruct the Manager to inform  Minister Deenihan of the entire contents of this Motion, the misleading of City councillors by the developer and of the contents of the reply from NAMA to the Manager  (on foot of a Motion passed at the December Central Area Committee Meeting) confirming that "no decision has been in respect of funding the actual execution of any proposed works" at the National Monument but that "NAMA approved sufficient funding (€250,000)to cover the professional costs incurred in preparing and submitting the application for Ministerial Consent to works at the National Monument.

Finally, this committee condemns the use of taxpayers money by NAMA to fund an application to the Minister for consent to works at the National Monument which involves the destruction of part of the Monument site.

 

Monthly Meeting of Dublin City Council April 2012:

 

"That Dublin City Council  calls on Minister Jimmy Deenihan to refuse to consent to Chartered Land's application for works on the National Monument site, and request him to take immediate steps to honour his undertaking to preserve the Monument under Preservation Order No.1 of 2007, adopted by both Houses of the Oireachtas.

That we instruct the Manager to inform Minister Deenihan of the contents of the reply from NAMA to the Central Area Manager (on foot of a Motion passed at the December Central Area Committee Meeting) confirming that "no decision has been in respect of funding the actual execution of any proposed works" at the National Monument (this information is in addition to that (presumably) already passed on to the Minister on foot of Emergency Motion No. 5, passed at the City Council meeting of 7th November 2011)

That we request that Minister Deenihan carries out an independent assessment of the site by suitably qualified 'battlefield-site' experts to confirm as to whether or not it can be designated a "battlefield" site"

 

Press Release:

 

Press Release issued after my exclusion from the Moore Street Advisory Committee formed to review and make recommendations to the City Council in respect of the overall Moore Street Area Development. As I was one of the councillors at the forefront of highlighting the issue of the historic significance and preservation of Moore Street it is obvious that it was a political decision to exclude me as some of those selected for the committee had never previously expressed an interest in this subject.  

 

 

3rd December 2012

 

Moore Street Committee “Already Compromised” on Controversial Site

Independent Dublin City Councillor Cieran Perry has described an
advisory committee on the controversial 1916 Moore Street site setup
by the council last night as “already compromised before it has even
begun”.

Cllr Perry said “the selection process for membership of this
committee was a typical underhand deal which suited council officials
and the Labour Party”.

Cllr Perry and Cllr Nial Ring (Ind) have been to the forefront of the
campaign to stop the continued dereliction of the historic Moore
Street site since their election in 2009.

Both councillors have submitted numerous council questions and motions
in an attempt to uncover the reasons for the current state of such an
important heritage site. In an act of political chicanery and against
the spirit of cross council support, only one of these Councillors was
allowed onto the Committee while Labour took three positions".
Councillor Perry has allowed Councillor Ring to take this sole
position.

Cllr Perry commented “I have been deliberately excluded from this
committee because the City Manager and the Labour Party hope that this
committee, with a now obvious pre-determined agenda,  will continue to
hide the questionable decisions and actions which have plagued this
site”

Cllr Perry continued “As one of the signatories of the original motion
setting up this advisory committee it is amazing to see membership
given to many who have shown no interest in this issue previously
while someone with an active interest in progressing this historical
site is excluded”.