The food market on Moore Street dates back as far as the 1700s selling fruit, vegetables, fish and meat. 14-17 Moore Street were famously the final headquarters of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. In for far too long the street has deteriorated and decayed.
Mary welcomes the establishment of the new Ministerial Moore Street Advisory Group, MSAG, and has said the group needs to work with urgency to protect the street and monument. In recent years the street has been dominated by dereliction and anti-social behaviour. This combined with Covid19 has all but killed-off the street market and the national monument buildings are in dangerous decline.
From when Mary was first elected she has worked with all stakeholders to protect, preserve and restore Moore Street as a vibrant city street market, national monument museum and street of significant national historical importance. As a City Councillor Mary worked with street traders, relatives of 1916, City Councillors and other statutory agencies to produce the first Moore Street Report. In 2019 she took over as chair of the Lord Mayors Forum on Moore Street and established Dublin City Council’s expert group on the future of street trading.
Mary welcomes the short deadline of March 2021 for the MSAG to make a recommendations to the Minister. Mary will work with all stakeholders to honour the legacy of the past and create a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable future for the street.
Click here for minutes of MASG meeting on December 21st.