Thursday, 21 May 2020
Covid-19 (Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht): Statements
Josepha Madigan (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael)
I may well owe my position as a Minister to 1916 but I dare say I owe it more to the suffragettes who, had they not fought for the right to vote for women not to mind my standing here and being allowed to speak in this Chamber, we would not be here at all. I would give them my gratitude in that regard.
The Deputy asked a number of questions. Moore Street does not have an extant 18th century streetscape. The only surviving 18th century buildings on that street which are largely intact and have verifiable remnants of the Rising are the national monuments at 14-17 Moore Street, which the Deputy mentioned.
I do not propose to comment on the letter from Mr. Justice Barrett. It is highly unusual given that it appears to relate to a live planning application.
The midden is not Wood Quay 2. The report is on the Department's website.