“I am forming a cordon from Ballsbridge to Merrion to prevent rebels passing”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Ballsbridge Station of Origin Date 29 4 1916 Received at 8.15pm Sent at 8.20pm

From Brigadier General Blackader 59th Divison To Chief Supt

I am forming a cordon from Ballsbridge to Merrion to prevent rebels passing in and out of Dublin City. I have been instructed to ask for the co-operation of the police to identify harmless individuals and to arrest known Rebels.

I shall be glad if you can let me have a force if possible of 50 Constables from the Merrion District. They should report to Brigadier Blackader at Pembroke Town Hall from 59th Division 7.30pm There men are wanted at once.

Phoned to Donnybrook for Supt to be complied with.

“Citizens Army are still in… Jacobs and they have hoisted the Republican flag”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Station of Origin Date 29 4 1916 Received at 8.14pm Sent at 8.16pm

From Supt A To Chief Supt

The Citizens army are still in possession of Jacobs and they have hoisted the Republican flag for the past hour from the highest tower of the building and they state the truce is only until Monday and that they will not surrender but will start fighting again on Monday when the truce is over.

Sent by hand to Garrison Adjutant

Copied to Under Secretary

Telephone to Military mn

“12 soldiers took possession of his place… they left a rifle and kit there”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

… Office Kevin Street Station of Origin Date 29 4 1916 Received at 7.45pm Sent at 7.50pm

From SS Haugh To Garrison Adjt

Mr O’Shaughnessy 1 Mountain View Longs Place Canal Bank called to Newmarket Station at 8.30am this morning and stated that 12 soldiers took possession of his place on Friday 28th inst, they left a rifle and kit there and he wishes to inform military authorities.


Phoned to Garrison Adjutant at 7.55pm 29 4 16

Sinn Fein Rebellion, Day 5: “200 rebels in Bolands Mills Barrow Street

7.15pm Information from Mr Doyle 23 Sir Johns Quay that between 200 and 300 of a mob are looting the B and I Premises Sir Johns Quay and carrying away tea, sugar, rum, brandy, potatoes etc.

7.25pm Military are at the Top and bottom of Green Street now,

7.30pm Col Meldon wants a good policeman in plain clothes at Broadstone Station.

7.45pm Chief Superintendent to Under Secretary, a priest from Westland Row has told me there are 200 rebels in Boland’s Mills Barrow Street. The priest had been with them and advised them to surrender but they declined to do so and stated they were confident of winning.

7.50pm Military Hd Qrs wishes that Councillor Gleeson be informed through Kilmainham Police Station that a Relief Committee has been formed with Sir Henry Robinson as Chairman to arrange for feeding the Civilian Population of Dublin and the military authorities are giving the Committee every assistance.

7.45pm Information to Police at Chancery Lane that there are five Rebel snipers on top of the malt stories that runs from Mercer Street to College of Surgeons.