The Dublin Metropolitan Police prisoners books cover the year ranges of 1905 to 1908 and 1911 to 1918. Discover details of the social and political lives of those living in Dublin during this period of great change and disruption, which included the 1913 Lockout, start of the First World War, Easter Rising, and 1918 conscription crisis.
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In 1836, the Dublin Metropolitan Police, alongside the Irish Constabulary (later, the Royal Irish Constabulary), was established. These two organisations replaced the County Constabulary. After the truce of July 1921 following the War of Independence, the Royal Irish Constabulary disbanded and the Civic Guard (later named Garda Síochána na hÉireann) was established. In 1925, the Dublin Metropolitan Police merged with Garda Síochána.
These valuable records provide great insight into the social and political life in Dublin during periods of great upheaval, including the start of the First World War and the Easter Rising. The records will provide useful information for those interested in genealogy, criminology, and family history.
The collection consists of four leather-bound, double-ledger volumes. Included are volumes 1, 3, 4, and 5. Volume 2 was lost.
The entries are handwritten and include the details of daily charge sheets. Each volume contains an index of prisoners with references to the pages containing details of the charge. The volumes contain a wide range of alleged crimes—from murder to breaking glass. Additionally, the age range represented by the accused perpetrators is equally vast—from eight to eighty. Of note, a new series of offences were introduced following the passage of the Defence of the Realm Act on 8 August 1914. These new offences were often used against political activists.
The following police stations are included in this collection:
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