The Government is to acquire the National Monument at Nos. 14-17 Moore Street. The decision will allow for a 1916 Commemorative Centre to be developed at the site.
This decision means that the long-term future of this historical landmark is secured
and that a 1916 Commemorative Centre to be developed on the site will be run as a public facility with access for citizens and visitors alike
On announcing the decision to acquire these buildings, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys said: “I am delighted that the Government is demonstrating its commitment to saving the National Monument at Nos. 14-17 Moore Street, which has such special significance as we move towards the 2016 Commemorations. This puts an end to the uncertainty surrounding the future of these buildings and ensures that they will be accessible to all who are interested in the history of the 1916 Rising. I hope that this project will be completed during the Centenary Year as a fitting tribute to the leaders of the Easter Rising.”