22 June 1920
Howes Strand Coastguard station in Co. Cork was attacked by the IRA led by Capt. Jack Fitzgerald of the Kilbrittain company and Charlie Hurley Vice Comdt Bandon Battalion. Ten rifles and almost 5,000 rounds of ammunition were captured.
In an event of which I have never heard before, The Squad went for a big target when they tried to kill Arthur Roberts, the Assistant Inspector General of the RIC. Roberts often took the same route from Amiens Street Station to his office in Dublin Castle. The ambush took place at Beresford Place with the ambushers opening fire from the cover of the pillars of Butt Bridge. Roberts and his driver, Constable Pathe, escaped with non-life threatening injuries. The initial plan to bomb the car with grenades had been vetoed by Collins.