The great grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly says he'll appeal plans to redevelop Dublin's Moore Street.
Two of the first three applications to add shops, offices, apartments and a hotel to a 5 acre site, stretching from O'Connell Street to Moore Street, was approved yesterday.
It will see two buildings along the historic street make way for an archway to a new plaza.
James Connolly Heron says it will result in the destruction of the Easter Rising battlefield site;
"The city planners' consent is a huge, significant blow to the unique heritage of Dublin, which as we know has been increasingly under attack by developers in recent times.
"The failure of the planners to abide by city council policy to have the 1916 terrace added to the list of protected structures is particularly shocking."