Irish Independent 05 May 1916

Extract from the Irish Independent 05 May 1916

Four more rebel leaders shot - Eighteen other rebels sentenced to penal servitude

Conviction and Death Sentence

 William Pearse 1916 Rising Leader   Joseph Plunkett 1916Michael O'Hanrahan Rebel Leader  Edward Daly 1916 Easter Rising


Joseph Plunkett - Michael O'Hanrahan

Edward Daly - William Pearse

They were shot yesterday morning after confirmation of the sentence by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief

Penal Servitude 10 YEARS
The following were convicted and sentence to death, but the sentences were afterwards commuted by the General Officer Commanding-Chief to 10 Years penal servitude;
Thomas Bevan, Thomas Walsh, Finian Lynch, Michael Marvyn, Denis O'Callaghan, P.E. Sweeney, Patrick M'Nestry, Peter Clancy, William Tobin, George Irvine, John Doherty, J.J. Walsh, James Mellnn, J.J. Reid, John Williams, Francis Fahy, Richard Davys

Penal Servitude 8 YEARS  - John M'Gerry -  Further Trails are proceeding

Thomas J Clarke who was shot by order of court martial on Wednesday morning, was a Dungannon Man "President of the Republic"; an old Fenian; and was convicted in connection with dynamite outrages in 1856 and 1887. He kept a tobacco and newsagent shop.
P.H. Pearse who was shot at the same times was 36 and was born in Dublin of English decent. He was "Commandant-General"; a barrister; and headmaster St Enda's College for Boys outside Dublin. He published poems two years ago. He was for a time editor of "Claidheamh Soluis" At St Enda's he taught subjects like mathematics through Irish; favoured kilts for boys and permitted none but Gaelic games. Two of James Larkin's sons were pupils of his.
Thomas MacDonagh also shot on Wednesday was a poet. M.A; English Lecturer at University College and teacher at St Enda's. Up to the war he was best known as a champion of Dublin Suffragettes. His one attempt at a drams, "When the Dawn is Come" which fell flat at the Abbey Theater a few years ago which strangely enough deals with an insurrection not unlike the recent one, only that in the play the rising succeeded.
Joseph Plunkett, who paid the death penalty yesterday is a son of Count Plunkett.
Edward Daly is a nephew of Mr John Daly, of Limerick
William Pearse who was a brother of P.H. Pearse was a sculptor in Great Brunswick street