“D.I. Smyth and 2 Sgts., 3 Consts, and 2 chauffeurs were killed at Ashbourne”

Wire from C.I. Navan. Handed in at  — Received at 5-38p.m. 29/1/16.

In continuation of telegram of last night it is now definitely ascertained that D.I. Smyth and 2 Sgts., 3 Consts, and 2 chauffeurs were killed at Ashbourne. 1 constable died of wounds at Navan Infirmary and one sergt and 13 constable died of wounds at Navan Infirmary and one sergt and 13 constables wounded, 3 only slightly, 1 chauffeur seriously wounded. C.I. Gray has a compound fracture in his right forearm and a fracture of left hand and a wound in right hip. Information to hand that the rebels are marching on Dunshaughlin. No reinforcements have yet arrived. Our men lost 54 carbines and swords with ammunition and several revolvers, nearly half the present County force 00000 are therefore disarmed, 2 barracks Kilmoon and Dillonsbridge are vacated.

“Sinn Feiners have attacked Ashbourne Kilmoon and Garristown Police Stations”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Station of Origin Date 29 4 1916 Received at 5.25pm Sent at 5.35pm

From Telephone Office D.M.P. To R.I.C. Office

Copy of a message received here at 5.25pm from DI McDonald to the Inspector General R.I.C.

The Sergeant at Maynooth reports that the Sinn Feiners have attacked Ashbourne Kilmoon and Garristown Police Stations and killed all the police except 2 men.

A relief force of 100 men coming by motor car from Navan was also attacked by Sinn Feiners and 8 men killed including a D.I. Mr Grey County Inspector has also been wounded. There is only one police man in Dunboyne and no arms, the Sinn Feiners are going to attack it tonight and the Sergeant at Maynooth fears they will come on there, it is only 6 miles from Dunboyne. The Sergeant at Dunboyne could not get his message through and send it by road to me.

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County Inspector Supple and I are taking all the available men to Maynooth as soon as possible.

Copied to R.I.C. office at 5.35pm

Marked very urgent 29 4 1916

“Am sending in bag tonight important communicaiton for Viceroy from Prime Minister.”

POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS

Message Received in Chief Secretary’s Office

April 29 Received here at 5pm

From power To Nathan

Post leaves here 5 ock with important communication shall I send bag.
Power

send bag

Nathan

 

Power to Nathan

Am sending in bag tonight important communicaiton for Viceroy from Prime Minister.

Nathan 7p.m.

 

POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS

Message Received in Chief Secretary’s Office

Handed in at Irish Office at 835pm Received here at 8.38 pm

To Nathan

The PO here are doubtful about the delivery of the bags tomorrow morning in Dublin. Can you send to the boat at Kingstown for them.

Power

“Letter from Dillon to Redmond is going over… in charge of Kings messages”

Telegraph to Power

Letter from Dillon to Redmond is going over in my bag this evening in charge of Kings messages. Nathan

 

Dear Sir Mathew

If possible please have enclosed delivered to Dillon & send reply to me.

I have had no communication at all from him & I am most anxious to hear from him.

Could you not send a messenger over to me with full information & communication from him.

….

J Redmond

Sat 29 April

“8 plain clothes Constables… required daily until further orders”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

3419 Station of Origin Date 29 4 1916 Received at 3.20pm Sent at 3.25pm

From Col Goring O.C. Cordon Troops To Col Johnston

Please detail 8 plain clothes Constables to report to Major Johnston, Amiens Street Rly Stn. It is requested that these Constables if relieved by you should be replaced as they are required daily until further orders.

Copy brought by Chief Superintendent to Commissioner

Phoned to Superintendent C by “ “