Descendants of the 1916 rebels lament the fact that the last Easter Rising stronghold has not been preserved

Today marks the centenary of the beginning of the 1916 Rising

A descendant of one of the chief organisers of the Easter 1916 Rising, has criticised the fact that the last stronghold of the 1916 Rising has not yet been preserved by the State.

James Connolly Heron, the grandson of famed revolutionary James Connolly, laments that no progress on the issue can be made until a new government is formed.

Today marks the actual centenary of the beginning of the Easter Rising. Several events took place around the country to commemorate the occasion, including the Laochra spectacle in Croke Park. 

The conservation of Moore Street in Dublin city centre, has been the subject of a long-running court case and last month, the High Court ruled in favour of the Save Moore Street campaigners.

Speaking earlier today, James Connolly Heron, said it's a shame that the Irish Government hasn't yet stepped up to preserve Moore Street as a National Monument:

"It's been an extraordinary journey, the Moore Street campaign, where on the actual centenary of the rising we're still asking the state to intervene to protect the entire area which was the last strong hold held by the rebels in 1916."

"So, the judgement of the High Court vindicated our position, a position we took for over 14 years now on each and every ground that we fought on."