“Roof of 47 Leeson St was occupied by armed men at 4am this morning”: 1.45pm

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Lad Lane Station of Origin Date 25 4 1916 Received at 1.45pm Sent at 1.50pm

From SS O’Neill To Chief Superintendent.

Mrs Gilbert of Eblana Villas Grand Canal Street reported at Lad Lane Station that armed rebels are forcing the residents from the houses there and making portholes. A large number of them occupy Bolands Mill with a machine gun. And Mr. Lynch address unknown states that the roof of 47 Leeson St was occupied by armed men at 4am this morning.

Sent by hand to Garrison adjutant. Phoned to Military Headquarters.

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