Dublin City Council has been urged to halt redevelopment plans for historic buildings on Moore Street after it emerged that it still owns properties there.

The council has recently admitted it still owns numbers 24 and 25 on Moore St and that there is no signed contract to sell them to shopping centre developers Chartered Land.

Independent Cllr Nial Ring said city councillors have the power to stop sale of council property and he pointed out that they have already voted to have the terrace preserved.

City council officials say there is still agreement to sell the two properties to Chartered Land for €12 million and this had been passed by a vote of city councillors in 2008.

However they admitted that it will have to go back to a vote of councillors if there is any change to the price or other terms and conditions of sale.

Four houses on the terrace where rebels made their last stand in 1916 - numbers 14 to 17 - have been declared a national monument and an environmental impact assessment has been ordered by the Government on plans for a massive shopping centre surrounding it.

However, relatives of the 1916 Rising’s leaders want the entire terrace and surrounding laneways preserved.

The proposed shopping centre scheme is now under the control of the National Asset Management Agency.

City councillors will be holding a special meeting on the issue on 19 November, where a proposal to stop the sale of numbers 24 and 25 will be made.