The report of 1 March 1916 notes the continued absence of Thomas J Clarke from his shop at 75 Parnell Street. It is noted that Clarke has not yet returned from Limerick. In his absence, the shop is visited throughout the day by AWW Cotton, John Milroy, FJ McCabe, William O’Leary Curtis and Jeremiah [Diarmuid] Lynch.
A meeting in the office of the Irish Volunteers, 2 Dawson Street, is attended by Michael O’Hanrahan, Herbert ‘Barney’ Mellows and AWW Cotton. A second meeting later in the afternoon is again attended by O’Hanrahan and Mellows, along with Michael J O’Rahilly, Bulmer Hobson, Jeremiah Joseph O’Connell and Mrs [Agnes] MacNeill.
JJ Walsh is observed in his shop at 26 Blessington Street.
The arrival of James Connolly by train from Belfast is noted.
Details are provided of a meeting held in the Mansion House to protest against the introduction of a war tax on Ireland. The meeting ‘which was attended by about 500 persons…was not by any means representative of the rate-paying or influential citizens of Dublin’.
A copy is included of a circular entitled ‘How Ireland is Plundered’ which was distributed at the meeting. An annotation on the report states ‘Chief Secretary To see the Police Report of the Mansion House meeting of the 29th Feby [February] & the childish financial statement there circulated’. An extract from the Freeman’s Journal reporting on the proceedings is also included.
For the full report please see Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) Detective Department report on the movement of Dublin extremists on 29 February 1916.