Hundreds gather in Dublin to call for preservation of historic Moore St site

Earlier this month protesters barricaded themselves into the buildings earmarked for demolition

Hundreds gather in Dublin to call for preservation of historic Moore St site

A number of campaigners in costume on O'Connell St, Dublin

Hundreds of people gathered at the GPO on Dublin's O'Connell St to save what they say is an iconic 1916 site.

Campaigners claim a terrace of houses on nearby Moore Street should be preserved as an integral part of our history.

However there are plans for redevelopment in the area, including a hotel.

Earlier this month protesters barricaded themselves into the buildings earmarked for demolition.

The case is due before the High Court next month.

Niamh McDonald of the Save Moore Street 2016 Campaign, explains why they organised today's demonstration: