“Sinn Fein Volunteers were to blow up Drumcondra Bridge tonight”: 8.00pm

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Mountjoy Station of Origin Date 25 4 1916 Received at 8.00pm Sent at 8.05pm

From SS Hall To Chief Superintendent

John Lang 29 Prison Cottages, warden in Mountjoy Prison states he has been informed by an Ex RIC pensioner named Worrell. That he was told the Sinn Fein Volunteers were to blow up Drumcondra Bridge tonight.

Copied to Garrison Adjutant. Phoned to Military Headquarters

“I heard the Military wounded a few Sinn Fein in Liberty Hall”: 7.40pm

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Station of Origin Date 25 4 1916 Received at 7.40pm Sent at 7.45pm

From Chief Superintendent To Store Street

Please say did the Military make any attack today on Liberty Hall or the GP Office


As far as I can hear they made no attack on either Liberty Hall or the GPO but I heard the Military wounded a few Sinn Fein in Liberty Hall this morning.

“The following is a list of the dead and wounded in the various hospitals”: 7.15pm

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Station of Origin Date 25 4 1916 Received at 7.15pm Sent at 7.20pm

FromTo Chief Superintendent

The following is a list of the dead and wounded in the various hospitals with the exception of St. Vincent’s and Jervis St.

                       Dead   Wounded

Sinn Feiners   2           7

Soldiers          14         15

Civilians         12          77

Jervis St could not give the exact numbers but will later on and we could not get on to St. Vincent’s.

Phoned to Garrison Adjutant Phoned to Chief Commissioner at 9.30pm.

“Order all premises licensed for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors… to be closed”

As the Competent Military Authority, do in pursuance of the powers conferred under the Defence of the Realm (Consolidation) Regulations, 1914, Order and require all premises licensed for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors for consumption on the premises and situated within the Area of the A,B,C,D,E Divisions of the Dublin Metropolitan Police District to be closed until further order, except between the hours of 2p.m. and 5p.m.

H.G. Kennard,


Competent Military Authority

Dated this 25th day of April, 1916

Poblacht na hEireann: “To the People of Ireland,…”

Poblacht na Heireann

The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic

To the People of Ireland,

Irishmen and Irishwomen: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition and nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom.

Having organised and trained her manhood through her secret revolutionary organisation, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and through her open military organisation, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish citizen Army, having patiently perfected her discipline, having resolutely waited for the right moment to reveal itself, she now seizes that moment, and , supported by her exiled children in America and by gallant allies in Europe, but relying in the first on her own strength, she strikes in full confidence of victory.

We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership, sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by foreign people and government has not extinguished the right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Irish people. In every generation the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty; six times during the past three hundred years they have asserted it in arms. Standing on that fundamental right and again asserting it in arms in the face of the world, we hereby proclaim the Irish Republic as a Sovereign Independent state, and we pledge our lives and the lives of our comrades-in-arms to the cause of its freedom, of its welfare, and of its exaltation among the nations.

The Irish Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman. The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all of its citizens, and declare its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally, and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien government, which have divided a minority from the majority in the past.

Until our arms have brought the opportune moment for the establishment of a permanent National Government, representative of the whole people of Ireland and elected by the suffrages of all her men and women, the Provisional Government, hereby constituted, will minister the civil and military affairs of the Republic in trust for the people.

We place the cause of the Irish Republic under the protection of the Most High God, whose blessing we invoke upon our arms, and we pray that no one who serves that cause will dishonour it by cowardice, inhumanity, or rapine. In this supreme hour the Irish nation must, by its valour and discipline and by the readiness of its children to sacrifice themselves for the common good, prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called.

Singed on behalf of the Provisional Government,

Thomas J. Clarke

Sean MacDiarmada

Thomas MacDonagh

PH Pearse

Eamonn Ceannt

James Connolly

Joseph Plunkett

“Sinn Feiners..hold captive number of officers caught on return from races”: 7.00pm

From Nathan To Birrell

7pm, 25th April

Situation much same as at noon except that Military have now protected line from Kingsbridge Station via Trinity College to opposite Custom House and North Wall. Sinn Feiners still hold positions already reported but have been turned out of Broadstone Station. They are believed to hold captive number of officers caught on return from races yesterday. Military casualties otherwise as far as known 15 killed and 21 wounded apart from several loyal Volunteers. 1000 troops from Belfast de-trained this afternoon. Condition of rest of country believed to be normal except at one spot in Clare where station reported occupied.

“A gentleman… states he has 200 sandbags… at the disposal of military”: 6.20pm

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Donnybrook Station of Origin Date 25 4 1916 Received at 6.20pm Sent at 6.21pm

From SS Dixon To Military Headquarters

A gentleman who is here states he has 200 sandbags and they are at the disposal of the military if required. The bags are at 45 Kildare St.


We are extremely thankful for his kind offer and we shall let him know should we require them.