In my recent research, I came across an interesting reference in the recently released pension files by Daniel Joseph Begley,member of " E " Co. 2nd Batt.Dublin Brigade, file - 24SP8610
In his pension application it says the following -
" Subject was suspended from all activities in connection with the Irish Volunteers from May 1919 onwards by Dick McKee, following a special report made to British Intelligence by Det. Sergt. McCabe of the Dublin Metropolitan Police."
In a handwritten statement by Daniel Joseph Begley, he states the following -
" I was suspended from all activities in connection with Irish Volunteers early in May, 1919 by the late Dick McKee in consequence of a special report made to British Intelligence about me by Det Sergt. ( afterwards Det. Insp. ) McCabe G.Division D.M.P., a copy of which report Dick McKee was able to procure............ "
Can anyone tell me anything about Det. Sergt. McCabe ?
Was he indeed a member of G. Division D.M.P., and was he promoted to Det. Inspector ?
Who was the spy or informer who passed this information in May of 1919 to Dick McKee ?
Did Det.Sergt. McCabe survive the War of Independence ?
If GreenDrogon reads this, perhaps his grandfather, Det. Sergt. R.J.Revell, D.M.P. was a friend or collegue of Det. Sergt. McCabe.
Peter McRIC, just an observation, you do not have a separate thread for the D.M.P., any thoughts on this or by any other members.