“There are two civilians dead here one a German”: Jervis St Hospital

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Jervis St Hospital Station of Origin Date 27 4 1916 Received at 11.15pm Sent at 11.20pm

From D. O. McGowan 40g To Chief Supt

There are two civilians dead here one a German named Scherstring believed to live about Queens Square. The other is a gentleman named S.C. Johnston G. P. 8 St John’s Road Sandymount, the Military placed a card on each of them with above particulars.

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“The military have taken possession of Capel Street… and have created barricades”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Green St Station of Origin Date 27 4 1916 Received at 10.20pm Sent at 10.20pm

From Supt D To Chief Supt

The fire is still raging in Linen Hall Barrack, and Hugh Moore and Alexander are using their own hose to prevent the fire from reaching their premises. The military have taken possession of Capel Street to near top of North King Street, and have created barricades about centre way in Little Mary Street and Little Britain Street, and have searched all the houses in these streets as far as the barricades. There is not much firing going on now, but we are completely surrounded by the military on one side rebels on the other.

“McCluskey… reported here having in his possession at his residence one rifle”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Chancery Lane Station of Origin Date 27 4 1916 Received at 10.15pm Sent at 10.20pm

From SS Thomspon To Chief Supt

At 4.50pm 27th, inst, John McCluskey 16 York St reported here having in his possession at his residence one rifle and two bayonets but no ammunition.

He states he belongs to A. Coy 3rd Battalion Irish National Volunteers of Windsor Place

Lr Mount St

Copied to Under Secretary

“Patrick Dunphy…states he belong to B Coy 3rd Battn Irish National Volunteers”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Chancery Lane Station of Origin Date 27 4 1916 Received at 10.10pm Sent at 10.20pm

From SS Thomspon To Chief Supt

At 4.50pm 27th inst, Patrick Dunphy 2 Clarendon Lane off South King Street reported here that he had in his possession there one rifle, two bayonets.

He states he belong to B Coy 3rd Battn Irish National Volunteers, Windsor Place Lower Pembroke St.

Mr Quinn to deal with in usual way. Mn 27 4 16

Copied to Garrison Adjutant.

Wicklow: “Cyclists scouts… watching for approach of any military forces”

Telegram from the CI Wicklow; handed in at Wicklow at 8.5pm. Received in Chief Secretary’s Office at 10.4pm on 27/4/16

To the IG,

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Berdy, R.N. Volunteer Despatch Rider reports here rode to Clogh, three miles south of Gorey and saw at 5pm several cyclists scouts unarmed apparently watching for approach of any military forces from the North. Heavy firing heard from Enniscorthy side.

CI Wicklow.

Repeated to HC Ballatine by HC Reardon immediately.

“Letter from enemy commander in South Dublin Union… It is signed in Irish”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Kilmainham Station of Origin Date 27 4 1916 Received at 9.45pm Sent at 10pm

From CC Troops Richmond Bks To O.Commanding Dublin Garrison

Telephone here out of order a.a.a. This message sent through Kilmainham Police Bks. a.a.a.

Mr. Archer of Beats and Coy Kilmainham, offers use of his premises, which overlook South Dublin Union grounds and old tan yard a.a.a. It is situated about 900 yards north west of union main gate a.a.a. I have a rough map of this position of enemy force in union a.a.a. If possible, instructions can be sent through Kilmainham Police Bks to send on this rough map to wherever necessary, if needed a.a.a. This information was given by person known to sender of message a.a.a. Copy of letter from enemy commander in South Dublin Union to M.O. is held by sender of message. It is signed in Irish and dated Monday a.a.a. Sender of message in charge of troops here is absolutely in the dark as to the disposition of forces round him and would be glad to receive any available information a.a.a. There was some sniping on the Barracks today at about 5pm and a child in the vicinity was shot on south side of Barracks.

Telephone at once
Sent by hand to garrison Adjutant

“Enniscorthy completely in the hands of Sinn Feiners”: 9.20pm

Telegram handed in at Bray at 7.5pm on 27/4/16; received in Chief Secretary’s Office at 9.20pm.

Decipher:-

To the Inspector General-

Following received from Arklow. Military at Kingstown informed. Volunteers scouting three miles south of Gorey. Enniscorthy completely in the hands of Sinn Feiners, where heavy firing is going on. The police heavily attacked. District Inspector and three men reported shot. Inform all the higher authorities you can.

DI Bray.

Read to HC Ballantine by CI Holmes at 9.30pm.