Speaking today, the Tullyallen councillor said “in the run up to the 1916 centenary, it would be fitting to rename the dual carriage way ‘Eamonn Ceannt Way’ in honour of the executed 1916 leader and proclamation signatory. Like many other Irish Republican men and women, he pursued a fairer Republican vision for this country and paid the ultimate price for his beliefs”.
Explaining the connection with the area, Cllr Cassidy explained how “Eamonn Ceannt moved to Drogheda at a young age and spent his first two years in education at the Christian Brothers school in the town before moving to Ardee aged 6”.
Although the motion was seconded, the Council hasn’t made a decision yet.
Cllr Cassidy concluded with “if the motion is passed, then the matter will be referred to the Infrastructure special committee and then forwarded to the place names committee. I’m hoping it will be in time for the 2016 celebrations.”