London Times 25 March 1916
3IAECH, 25, ,1916, GAELIC PRESS" RAIDED. - DISLOYAL PUBLICATIONS IN DUBLIN SEIZED. (FB03I OCB OWS CpRBBOXDEXT.) . ' ' DUBLIN, MJUiCH 24. This morning tho .military raided the publishing offices, in Iiffey - treet known as the Gaelic Press, and carried off & number" of ' publication for tho current week, documents and papers of various kinds, and portions of the printing machinery, A small party of soldiers under the command of Maior Mo'ul, the .Provost .Marshal, marched from Dublin Castle, accompanied by &s party of the Dublin Jletiopolitan Police. The soldiers were drawn up outside 'the "Gaelic: Prass while Maior Moul and some police entered the offices. Alf the doors were imme diately locked and no civilians Were allowed to enter or leave'. After a time a dray was driven up and the .current issues oi the following publications were seized and placed in it TAe Spark, Iloneaig, The yau, ana tbe Uaeltc Athlete The - printing macriincry was also dismantled and portions of it were taken away. The dray, was then diiven to Dublin Castle, wuuwea oy tne toiaiers ana ponce. During the morning parties of policemen visited newsagents shops in the 'city and seized all copies of The Gael for the present week. A party of Tjohcamen also visited Liberty HalL the headquarters of the Irish; Transport Workers Union, where! the newspaper .called the irrJLr Republic is published. Thev were stopped at the door by - an armed sentrv: who 'refused to allow thm ti enter: Mr. James Connoll, the organizer of the union, who was in the hall, declined to permit a "search dt the premises to bo made until tho police produced a warrant. The police did not attempt to force an entry and retired. Shortly afterwards members of the "Citizen Army," a corps connected, with the Transport Union, were seen aporoachinc 'the hall fully accoutred. Liberty Hall is at present guarded by a number of these men. and a small body of police is on duty in Beresford Place.