A committee examining the controversy over the 1916 buildings on Dublin's Moore St is believed to be recommending greater protection of the four buildings constituting a national monument.

The Moore Street advisory committee set up by the city council has stopped short of calling for the whole terrace to be preserved.

The preservation of the whole terrace was demanded by some relatives of the 1916 leaders.

It wants agreement on the future of the street to allow the buildings used as the last HQ during the rising to be restored in time for the centenary celebrations in 2016.

They are the only buildings used during the rising to remain intact with features from the time.

The cross party advisory committee was set up by Dublin City Council and consisted of eight councillors with advice from official planners.

It has agreed recommendations today.

It is understood that the committee will call on the Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan not to allow redevelopment plans by Chartered Land.

The developers want to develop an interpretive centre in the national monument.

The interpretative centre is proposed to be at numbers 14 to 17 Moore Street but with plans to demolish parts to the rear including annexes, yards and walls.

The committee is believed to want this site preserved completely.

Although it is has stopped short of calling for the whole terrace to be preserved, it is understood the committee wants the Minister to carry out an assessment.

The assessment would be to see what other parts of the battlefield site - which includes laneways used during the evacuation of the GPO - should be preserved.

The report is due to be circulated next week and there is also a period of public consultation underway on Chartered Land's plans which finishes on 24 April.

Councillors have the power to hinder development plans by any refusing changes to the roads and laneways.

A contract to buy two buildings at nos 24/25 has not yet been executed with the price fixed during the boom at €12m.

Any renegotiation of the price would require the agreement of councillors.

Emergency stabilisation works have had to be carried out on the Moore Street buildings in Dublin listed as a 1916 monument site.

Relatives of 1916 leaders say this shows that the four buildings are in danger of collapse, despite being listed as national monuments.

A series of emergency works had to be carried out on the unoccupied buildings last month.

The facade of No 15 was in danger of collapse threatening the stability of adjoining buildings.

A spokesperson in the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said the building is now considered stable.