View Irish language version of this page JOIN US DONATE

The Greasy Till Trumps Heritage as the House of the O’Rahilly is in Serious Danger

Aontú Leader & Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has condemned the inaction by the government in relation to the demolishing of the home of the Irish revolutionary hero The O’Rahilly, An Teachta Tóibín stated;

“I have spoken to both the senior Minister and the Junior Minister today seeking the that they as a matter of urgency intervene and protect the National Monument at 40 Herbert Park, Dublin by Preservation Order as a monument the preservation of which is a matter of National importance”.

“This comes on the back of an Bord Planála granting permission to the developers to demolish this really important building.

The home of this revolutionary hero should be a national monument, a commemoration to the bravery and actions of a man who gave his life in the fight for Irish freedom. This house is where the Asgard gunrunning was organised. It was the location of numerous meetings in preparation of the Easter Rising and Cumann na mBan was founded here.

The Ministers of this government occupy Ministerial Office due in large part to the actions of heroes such as The O’Rahilly. Those same Ministers must intervene immediately and without delay to ensure that the home of an Irish legend is not demolished.”

There is a continuing battle in this country between the greasy till and the heritage of Ireland. Moore St is another example of this battle. Shockingly governments over the last 15 years have refused side with our heritage. They seem to understand the value of nothing. Its is cultural vandalism to see the demolishing of these irreplaceable monuments to the revolutionaries to fought and died for our freedom.

This government must intervene now and protect this building before its too late.

By Aontú Press | 10 September, 2020

Related Posts

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder one point one billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.