Custom House officials watch the fire. None of the men covered below are in this photo (Irish Independent, 27 May 1921).As you can easily imagine, not everyone saw the Burning as a blow for Irish freedom, especially British officialdom.For a change, here we present some very different tales from the event by Sir Henry Robinson head of the Local Government Board (LGB) based in the building. He was the senior official there in May 1921.Editor’s notes: As something written in 1923, its style is old-fashioned. The order of some passages has been changed to make the story flow a bit better, but no words have been altered. Entries in red and between square brackets [ ] have been added. One warning – ...

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