“Sinn Feiners..hold captive number of officers caught on return from races”: 7.00pm

From Nathan To Birrell

7pm, 25th April

Situation much same as at noon except that Military have now protected line from Kingsbridge Station via Trinity College to opposite Custom House and North Wall. Sinn Feiners still hold positions already reported but have been turned out of Broadstone Station. They are believed to hold captive number of officers caught on return from races yesterday. Military casualties otherwise as far as known 15 killed and 21 wounded apart from several loyal Volunteers. 1000 troops from Belfast de-trained this afternoon. Condition of rest of country believed to be normal except at one spot in Clare where station reported occupied.

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