The report of 8 February 1916 states that Thomas J Clarke is ‘still confined to his residence, Richmond Avenue’. A recent presentation on the role of the Mater Hospital in the 1916 Rising, given at the Globalising the Rising:1916 in context conference held in UCD on 5 and 6 February, revealed that Clarke was treated in the hospital for a gunshot wound to his arm during the first week of February 1916. This would explain his continued absence from his shop at 75 Parnell Street. Despite Clarke’s absence, a number of individuals are observed entering his shop, including Charles J Kickham, Diarmuid Lynch, Seán T Ó Ceallaigh, Piaras Béaslaí, Joseph McGuinness and Seán MacDiarmada.
The departure of John Neeson by train to Drogheda [County Louth] is noted.
Seán MacDiarmada and John McGarry are observed together at 12 D’Olier Street. McGarry is later seen in the company of Michael Foley in Sackville Street [O’Connell Street].
A meeting in the office of the Irish Volunteers, 2 Dawson Street, is attended by Herbert ‘Barney’ Mellows, Eimar O’Duffy, Laurence Raul, John R Reynolds and Michael O’Hanrahan.
Thomas Kenny of Craughwell [County Galway] and LJ O’Toole [Secretary, GAA] are seen in company at College Green. Kenny’s subsequent return to Galway is noted.
The report concludes with details of a number of raids on the premises of three unidentified individuals on the north side of the City. The search for stolen military rifles proved unsuccessful.
For the full report please see Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) Detective Department report on the movement of Dublin extremists on 7 February 1916.