Senator Labhras Ó Murchú has argued in the Seanad that all the buildings in Moore Street, Dublin, relating to the 1916 Rising should be protected. 

“It would be unthinkable as we prepare to commemorate the centenary of this momentous period in Irish history that any part of that heritage would be endangered. It was here that the rebel leaders set up headquarters after they abandoned the GPO on Friday, April 28th, 1916.” 

“Thomas Clarke, Joseph Plunkett, Sean McDermott, Padraig Pearse and William Pearse gathered around the bed of the wounded James Connolly and eventually agreed on the surrender to prevent the 'further slaughter of the civil population.' “