1916 REWIND: Gunfire On The Streets, Several Buildings Occupied And One Reported Dead

Historical report: Still no word from officials, but this is getting seriously out of hand


All this week we're bringing the 1916 Rising to life as it happened with historical reports from the fateful week, day by day and hour by hour. For more reports, see 1916 Live.

1.05pm, Easter Monday


No doubt about it now – multiple reports from several parts of the city, live gunfire and possible machine-gun fire at Dublin Castle, with one unconfirmed report of a dead body in that area.

RIC officers are pulling back from the quays and several major buildings appear to be under the control of Volunteers or Citizen Army. AVOID CITY CENTRE AT ALL COSTS.

No news yet from the Devolved Assembly officials in Leinster House or the First Minister’s residence in the Phoenix Park. We have contacted their press offices and a statement is expected shortly.

Here's what those on the street are saying


Stay safe, people.

About 1916 Live

All this week, we'll be bringing the 1916 Rising to life as it happened – and as it would have been reported in modern media – on the pages of Lovin Dublin. From the confusion of the early stages, to the public attitudes throughout the week, we're going back 100 years to explore what it was all like to be in Dublin City during that fateful Easter Week.

Visit our 1916 Page to read through all the reports so far, and follow them as they happen on Twitter and Facebook.

Written By

Joe O'Shea

Journalist and broadcaster. Occasionally on your TV and radio. Also newspapers and magazines. Cork - Dublin - Peckham.