“I was made prisoner by the Sinn Fein Volunteers & conveyed to North Dublin Union”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Green Street Station of Origin Date 25 4 1916 Received at 10.40pm Sent at 10.50pm

From Constable Heffernan 194 D To Chief Commissioner, Garrison Adjutant, Military Headquarters

Between 8 & 9am, 25th inst., while in plain clothes at North King St endeavouring to purchase bread, I was made prisoner by the Sinn Fein Volunteers and conveyed to North Dublin Union. And between 8 & 9pm, 25th inst., 14 soldiers (who were also prisoners) and myself were brought from above union under armed escort of 50 men to the Four Courts where I was discharged and supplied with a pass, so that I may pass through their sentries, the soldier’s uniform etc was to be taken from them and I understood were to be discharged I did not know any of the volunteers, but think they were all Dublin men and would know them again, Commandant Daly’s name was mentioned the majority were in plain clothes, wearing green hats.

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