Whereas it has been represented to the Lord Lieutenant: That on the 5th June, 1919, Sergeant Fitzpatrick and Constables Nolan, O'Neill, and Kearns were fired at and wounded at Stephen’s Green. That on the 29th June, 1919 Constable Dawson was fired at and wounded at Fleet Street [Dublin]....
[By His Excellency's Command, J. J. Taylor].
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Proclamation [with manuscript annotation on verso in blue ink addressed to: "The Sergeant / R. I. Constabulary / Broadford / Co. Clare"] dated 24th January, 1920 detailing instances where members of the RIC were shot or fired upon [from 5 March 1917 to 3 January 1920 when "Constable James Tobin was fired at and wounded at Inchigeela, Co. Cork] and offering rewards for information. Whereas it has been represented to the Lord Lieutenant: That on the 5th June, 1919, Sergeant Fitzpatrick and Constables Nolan, O'Neill, and Kearns were fired at and wounded at Stephen’s Green. That on the 29th June, 1919 Constable Dawson was fired at and wounded at Fleet Street. That on the 19th July 1919, Sergeant Thomas Roche was fired at and wounded at Ormond Quay. That on the 24th July, 1919, Constables Hall and Sweeney were fired at from a motor car at Lower Mount Street. That on the 19th December, 1919, Sergeant Hally and Constable Loughlin were fired at and wounded at Ashtown. All the aforesaid persons being Members of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and all the said crimes having been committed in the Dublin Metropolitan Police District by persons at present unknown. And whereas it has further been represented to the Lord Lieutenant: That on the 5th March, 1917, Constable James Johns was fired at and wounded at Ennistymon Railway Station, County Clare. That on the 13th July, 1917, William Lacy was fired at and wounded at Streamstown, King's County...His Excellency, for the better apprehending and bringing to justice the perpetrators of these outrages, is pleased hereby to offer a reward of Three Thousand Pounds to any person or persons who, within three months from the date hereof, shall give such information as shall lead to the conviction of any of the offenders: And a further reward of five hundred pounds for such secret information within the same time as shall be calculated to lead to the same result: And His Excellency is also pleased hereby to offer to any person or persons concerned in or privy to any of these outrages (not being the person or persons who actually fired any of the shots) who shall, within the same time, give such information as shall be calculated to lead to the conviction of any of the offenders A Free Pardon and the Special Protection of the Crown in any part of His Majesty's Dominions. By His Excellency's Command, J. J. Taylor. The above Rewards will be paid, on conviction, by the Chief Commissioner, Dublin Metropolitan Police, or the Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary, to those who may become entitled to them under the conditions of this Proclamation.
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Dublin : His Majesty's Stationery Office, 24th January 1920.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 broadside poster ; 102 x 63 cm..
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