OPPOSITION TO DELISTING OF GAVAN DUFFY BIRTHPLACE BELATED SAY MONAGHAN COUNCILLORS

20 May 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

There was puzzlement and some irritation among the members of the Monaghan Municipal District on Monday to opposition which seems to have belatedly emerged in the local community to the removal of the building in Dublin Street in Monaghan Town that was the birthplace of the famed 19th century nationalist Charles Gavan Duffy from the county’s Register of Protected Structures. The decision was taken at last week’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council and is expected to see the future demolition of the structure as the implementation of the Dublin Street Regeneration Plan, a major urban renewal project being piloted by the local authority, advances.

At the Municipal District meeting, Fine Gael representative David Maxwell referred to the Co Council’s approval of the delisting and said that not one person had contacted him in relation to this proposal from the time of the launch of the Dublin Street Regeneration Plan in 2018 until the time of the decision being made. However, the previous Friday he had received an email complaining about the delisting, and it now appeared that a social media….

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