[Aftermath of the burning of the Rotunda Rink postal sorting office, Parnell Square, Dublin, by armed men during the Irish Civil War]

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Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Independent Newspapers (Firm)
In collection: The Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Collection
Format: Photo
Published / Created: 5th November 1922.
Subjects:
Notes:Account from the Irish Independent, Monday 6th November 1922: ''Yesterday morning, just as day dawned, armed men who arrived in three batches, burned down the Rotunda Rink sorting office, Parnell Square, Dublin. The staff - consisting of merely half-a-dozen men waiting to receive the cross-Channel mails - were huddled into a corner while petrol was sprinkled all over the place, and were then marched to Dominick Street. Constructed almost entirely of wood, with a roof of felt, the building was an easy prey to the flames. In three-quarters of an hour, in spite of strenuous work on the part of the fire brigade, the place was gutted. A quantity of correspondence was destroyed or badly damaged, but the English mails - five van loads - not having reached the Rink before the attack, were diverted to Amiens St. office. An official statement requests sorters to report at the Banba Hall this morning, and indicates that some temporary officers may be disemployed in consequence of the destruction. This is the third time in six years - and the second within six months - that an important section of the Irish P.O. has been rendered homeless.''

Physical description: 1 photographic negative : glass; 10 x 12cm.

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