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Official: Cabinet: Irish Committee: report on Irish Intelligence., May 1920-Jul 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/9

Scope and Contents

"A report on the Intelligence Branch of the Chief of Police from May 1920 to July 1921". Includes observations about: the difficulties of obtaining and disseminating information about underground organisations in Ireland including the IRA, Sinn Fein and the Irish Republican Brotherhood; the differences between counter-espionage activities during wartime and the circumstances in Ireland; and difficulties for the police. Includes instances of the successful use of intelligence information in raids and arrests and details about the organisation and activities of the IRA and Michael Collins. Appendices include facsimile examples of captured documents.


  • Creation: May 1920-Jul 1921

Conditions Governing Access

Two pages within this report (folios 42 and 43) are closed on Cabinet Office recommendations under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, review 2032. 'Sanitised' versions of these folios plus a surrogate copy of the rest of the report are open for consultation.


1 file(s) (1 bound file)

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Existence and Location of Copies

Surrogate print from microfilm available (because folios 42-43 of original is closed).

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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