According to the latest information which has reached me, the Hammam Hotel and other buildings in Sackville Street were in flames at midday. A white flag was displayed, and the fire brigade approached to deal with the flames. Suddenly, however, the flag was withdrawn, and fire was re-opened by the irregulars. One fireman was wounded, and the action was then resumed on both sides. At 2.45 the attack was still proceeding. The whereabouts of De Valera are still unknown, and it is uncertain whether he is within the cordon of the Irish national troops or whether he has deserted his comrades and escaped. Public opinion in Dublin is steadily supporting the Provisional Government.