“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.


“Commission is desirous of ordering the SS Tandil… to Limerick”: 7.06pm

Message Received in Chief Secretary’s Office

Received at 7.06pm From Power To MS

Will you please say what reply I may send to the following-

This commission is desirous of ordering the SS Tandil laden with sugar to Limerick but it is apprehensive as to whether there may be a risk to the cargo or apart from that a risk of the discharge of the vessel being materially delayed on account of the present position in Ireland. The Commission is very unwilling in the absence of such risks to divert sugar which normally would be allotted to the Irish consumers and more particularly so as the sugar is mainly required for the manufacture of condensed milk and I am directed to inquire whether these risks must be regarded as serious. I am directed further to request that an answer may be returned as speedily as possible as the orders for the vessel must be given almost immediately.

CS Newcastle Secy

Royal  Common on Sugar Supply