The ﬁve members of the Provisional Government who retreated from the GPO on Friday evening held a meeting in Hanlon’s ﬁsh shop at 16 Moore Street on Saturday morning to consider their options. Those present were Pearse, Connolly, Clarke, MacDiarmada and Plunkett. They decided to surrender so as to prevent further loss of life. At 12.45 p.m. Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell, a member of Cumann na mBan, was sent with a Red Cross ﬂag to inform General Lowe that Pearse wished to negotiate surrender terms. Eventually, Pearse surrendered unconditionally. The surrender order did not reach some of the outposts until the following day, Sunday 30 April.