Written answers

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Tourism Industry

Photo of Peadar TóibínPeadar Tóibín (Meath West, Aontú)
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36. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the tourism aspect of the Moore Street State investment will be open to the public. [48607/21]

Photo of Malcolm NoonanMalcolm Noonan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Green Party)
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In March 2021, €121,285,388 was allocated to Dublin City Council in respect of the North Inner City Concept Area 1 under Call 2 of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund. The North Inner City project involves the regeneration and redevelopment of several areas of the north inner city that have experienced a degree of decline and dereliction over a number of years resulting in poor perception issues and a depiction of an area that the ‘market’ has forgotten.

The main objective of this project is to achieve long-term sustainable regeneration around the redevelopment of various areas centred around the Fruit and Vegetable Market, Parnell Square and Mountjoy Square. Complementary projects include Moore Street Public Realm Renewal works with the intention of reactivating one of the most important trading streets in the city along with structural and restoration works to the national monument at 14-17 Moore Street which will facilitate the protection and reuse of these historic buildings as an iconic heritage/visitor attraction (1916 Commemorative Centre) alongside the rejuvenation of the historic street.

There is a degree of design work yet to be completed with regard to the Moore Street national monument before OPW bring a contractor on-site. This work is the current priority and it would not be possible at this point to give a timeline for the provision of the accompanying interpretive facility which will facilitate visitors to the national monument.


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