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Damien Farrell, a spokesperson for activists who occupied the historic site last week, states that a Dáil delegation including TDs, City Councillors and archaeological experts were refused access to the site and referred to Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys.
Here’s what he had to say:
“The TDs came; members of the ‘Technical Group’ Clare Daly, Mick Wallace. Mary Lou McDonald and the Lord Mayor herself was here also with two experts and asked for access. After probably a little over an hour they were eventually refused access and everything was referred to the Minister.”
The ‘Families’ or descendants of leading figures in the Rising, with archaeological and surveying experts were attempting to check the site to ensure that works continuing there were in line with promises made that no demolition would be taking place.
Lissadell, the company working on the site, previously told rabble that they were not at liberty to reveal any details of their work ‘under Ministerial directive’.