“The Sinn Fein volunteers have attacked the castle and have possession of the GPO”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Castle Station of Origin  Date 24 4 1916  Received at 12.20  Sent at 12.26

From Supt G To Viceregal Lodge

The Sinn Fein volunteers have attacked the castle and have possession of the GPO. They have Stephen’s Green Park in their hands and have turned out the people and locked the gates. Please take all necessary precautions (message taken by Secretary to his Excellency)

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