Records of ‘Applications for Loans under the Act’ for the purpose of financing reconstruction and repair work to be carried out on the applicants’ premises following damage done during the 1916 Rising in Dublin. There was a charge of £1. 1s.0d (one guinea) to accompany each completed application form to be forwarded to the City Treasurer, Municipal Buildings, Cork Hill, Dublin. The application form consists of 27 ‘queries’ to be answered, giving details of applicant, the legal status of the premises to be rebuilt regarding tenancy, i.e. lease holds or freeholds, amount of rent paid etc. Other queries require details of the ‘amount certified by the Local Government Board as to the cost of rebuilding premises,’ the amount of loan required, how repayments are to be made, deed titles, how the applicant desires the loan to be advanced, City Architect’s approval and so on.
The applications are comprised of the index entry to be found in the Index to Loan Applications: Dublin Reconstruction (Emergency Provisions) Act 1916 and loose pages or correspondence which accompanied that volume. These consist of completed application forms, letters sent to the City Law Agent from the applicants or their solicitors and his replies to them. 33 applications in all are recorded, 10 of which have no accompanying correspondence, that is, the index entry is the only record of the application.