County of Mayo, District of Westport, Interned Rebels
- Charles Hughes, High Street, Westport. Draper. Age 43 years.
- For many years leader of all disturbances in Westport. On the 17 March 1916 spoke at public meeting in support of I. Volunteers at which the O’Rahilly and Darrel Figgis spoke. Hughes advised all to arm themselves and not to be skulking behind the army or navy of any foreign country. Was one of the principal and most active leaders of the Sinn Fein movement in Westport. Assisted Wm. Mellows shortly before the rebellion to form I. V. branches at Westport, Aughagower and Cushlough.
- Took no part personally in the Rebellion but was the principal leader in the Sinn Fein movement in Westport.
- Could not be released ‘unconditionally’ without danger, as he would most certainly recommence his several seditious acts and aid and encourage many over whom he has influence to commit sedition. If some reliable security other than his own were given that he would abstain from acts which would be seditious or would be calculated to interfer with the successful prosecution of the war he could be released without danger. – P S Shore DI.
- Should not be released at all events for the present. – WM. Speadman Co. Inspector. 15/10/16.