“Preparative measures taken for attack on Sinn Fein position in Sackville Street”

From NATHAN to BIRRELL April 26th

No considerable advance has been made in Dublin. Some preparative measures taken for attack on Sinn Fein position in Sackville Street for which troops are being concentrated. Some of those from England are at Kings Bridge and some held up for a time near Ballsbridge have overcome resistance there. Two battalions arrived from England this afternoon on their way from Kingstown.

As regard rest of country most serious reports is that 1500 Sinn Feiners from Athenry marching on Athlone. General Officers informed but cannot spare troops till Dublin dealt with.

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