Members of the Sinn Fein Party, political wing of the I.R.A., took over part of?
Members of the Sinn Fein Party, political wing of the I.R.A., took over part of the Irish Foreign Office building in ?Dublin for a short time on Friday (10 Sept). The British Ambassador to Dublin, Sir John Peck, was in the building at the time, but he left unmolested. Police officers later peacefully removed the demonstrators after they had displayed posters calling for an end to internment in Northern Ireland. In particular, they want the release of Seamus O' Toole, former editor of their newspaper "The United Irishman". There was no violence.
SYNOPSIS: In Dublin on Friday, men and women of the Sinn Fein Party, political wing of the Irish Republican Army, took over part of the Irish Foreign Office. The building is the former town mansion of the Guinness family.
The British Ambassador in Dublin, Sir John Pack, was in the building at the time on official business. He left unmolested. The intruders locked themselves in one of the offices, and hung out posters protesting against internment in the North In particular, they called for the release of Seamus O'Toole, former editor of their newspaper The United Irishman.
Police kept watch on the building, but took no action pending orders from the to Not long after that, a strong force of police entered the building. Then, one by one, the demonstrators were quietly removed with no sign of violence.