The Save 16 Moore Street Committee welcome the Taoiseachs announcement that No. 16 Moore Street is to be designated a National Monument. After a hard fought five year campaign, the committee are pleased that he has acceded to their wishes in declaring the Moore Street / O'Connell Street area a 1916 quarter.

James Connolly-Heron, committee member and great grandson of the 1916 leader said " It is now imperative that the buildings on Moore Street are secured and protected. Given the deplorable state they have been allowed to get into, their future is still at risk unless conservation work begins immediately". He added "For all sorts of reasons, social, historical and cultural the Moore Street area should be developed sensitively and subtlety to preserve and sustain its special character". Dominic Dunne. ( Chair. 16. Moore St. Committee.)