Telegraph to London: “Irish Volunteers… leaders should be arrested and interned”

birrellTelegraph to [Augustine] Birrell, 70 Elm Park Road, London

Man arrested at Tralee has made full statement. Belongs to Royal Irish Rifles and a German Irish Brigade and landed with Casement and Monteith. Implicates Stack and Collins and states that arms and ammunition were to be landed from ship last night or today and there was to be general rising with attack on Dublin Castle today.

In view of definite association of Irish Volunteers with enemy now established I agree with Lord Lieutenant that leaders should be arrested and interned in England.

Can this be proceeded with subject to concurrence of the law officers military authorities and Home Office.

Nathan

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