POBLACHT NA h-EIREANN
Wednesday, June 28th, Seventh Year of the Republic.
COMMUNIQUE FROM THE FOUR COURTS
We have received the following message from Major General Rory O’Connor, I.R.A.;
9 a.m., Wednesday, June 28th.
At 3.40 a.m. this morning we received a note signed by Tom Ennis demanding on behalf of “The Government” our surrender at 4 a.m. when he would attack.
He opened attack at 4.07 in the name of his Government, with Rifle, Machine, and field pieces.
THE BOYS ARE GLORIOUS, AND WILL FIGHT FOR THE REPUBLIC TO THE END. HOW LONG WILL OUR MISGUIDED FORMER COMRADES OUTSIDE ATTACK THOSE WHO STAND FOR IRELAND ALONE?
Three casualties so far, all slight. Father Albert and Father Dominic with us here.
Our love to all comrades outside, and the brave boys especially of the Dublin Brigade.
(Signed) RORY O’CONNOR
Major General, I.R.A.