Location: 3 Mountjoy Square. Private meeting.
The MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS moved:—
"WHEREAS the British Government through its army of invasion and occupation is about to attempt to take a census of the population of this country;
"AND WHEREAS such taking of census is a usurpation of the right of the Irish people;
"AND WHEREAS the returns could be used by the enemy against Irish citizens;
"NOW IT IS HEREBY DECREED by Dáil Eireann in session assembled that the people of Ireland will not make any census returns whatever to the British Government or to its agents."
The DIRECTOR OF FISHERIES seconded.
The Decree was unanimously carried, and, on the suggestion of the PRESIDENT, the time of publishing the Decree was left to the discretion of the Ministry.