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May 22, 2012

AN SIONNACH FIONN

From Easter Rising to Celtic Tiger. Which would we rather remember? Or, indeed, celebrate?

From the Irish Examiner.

“Campaigners have renewed calls for state intervention to stop the “disrespectful” demolition of the area surrounding the historic 1916 Rising battlefield site.

As Sinn Féin gears up to appeal for support from Government TDs to save and restore the monument in the Dáil today, James Connolly’s great-grandson said it was a modest demand.

James Connolly Heron, who has been fighting for the restoration of the Moore Street site for the last 10 years, said Nama-funded plans to tear down surrounding buildings to make way for a shopping centre need to be blocked.

“People are waking up to the fact that we have four years until the centenary,” said Mr Connolly Heron.

“We need something to show the Gathering in 2016. Are we going to show people a monument to…

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