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  • On the connexion between statistics and political economy 

    Lawson, James A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    As our Society professes to be formed in order to promote the study of "Statistical and Economical Science," I think it may not be inappropriate to make a few observations, by way of introduction, on the connexion between ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part one 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    As the state of agriculture forms such an important element in our social condition, I propose to occupy the time of this society, on this and some other evenings during the session, with a statement of the results of ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part two 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In this paper I propose to notice the second, third, and fourth elements of the cost of the transfer, viz: the expense of searches for incumbrances, the stamps on conveyances and searches, and the length of conveyances. ...
  • On schools of design in Ireland 

    Mac Adam, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    The government having decided on establishing Schools of Ornamental Design in Ireland, and parliament having accordingly voted the sum of #1500 for the organization of such schools in Belfast, Dublin, and Cork, I conceive ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part three 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In my first paper on the state of agriculture in Ireland I ascribed that state to two sets of causes ? first, the legal impediments to the free transfer and sale of land; and, secondly, the legal impediments to the ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part five 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In the former papers of this series I have directed your attention to the general legal impediments to the application of capital to agriculture in Ireland. In this paper I purpose to bring under your notice the special ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part six 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In this paper I propose, in the first place, to direct your attention to the special impediments to the application of capital to mining operations in Ireland, which arise from the state of the law with regard to mines. ...
  • On the relation between the material welfare and moral training of the industrious classes 

    Walsh, Richard Hussey (Dublin Statistical Society, 1851)
    We live in an age of industrial progress; improvements and inventions in the different arts and sciences, have furnished unprecedented facilities for the production of luxuries and comforts of every kind. Yet side by ...
  • Address of His Grace the Archbishop of Dublin [at the first Annual Meeting of the Social Inquiry Society of Ireland] 

    Whately, Richard (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    His Grace expressed his great satisfaction at the establishment of such a society as that, which seemed to him calculated to meet in some, perhaps in a very great measure, one very great evil, which was essentially ...
  • Address of His Grace the Archbishop of Dublin [at the first Annual Meeting of the Social Inquiry Society of Ireland] 

    Whately, Richard (Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    His Grace expressed his great satisfaction at the establishment of such a society as that, which seemed to him calculated to meet in some, perhaps in a very great measure, one very great evil, which was essentially ...
  • Report of the Council, read at the Annual Meeting, 3rd November, 1851 

    Social Inquiry Society of Ireland (Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    ?In presenting the first annual report of their proceedings, the council think it right, in the first instance, to explain the origin and objects of the society. This society was established by some members of ...
  • Report on the legislative measures requisite to facilitate the adoption of commercial contracts respecting the occupation of land in Ireland 

    Longfield, Robert (Society for Promoting Scientific Inquiries into Social Questions, 1851)
    Having been requested by you "to report for your consideration the principal leading alterations in the laws respecting the relation of landlord and tenant in Ireland, required for the full adoption of the following ...
  • Report on the patent laws 

    Lawson, James A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    I have, at your request, inquired into the state of the Law of Patents in this country, and I now beg to lay before you the result of that inquiry. My attention was particularly directed by you, "to the expense and delay ...
  • Statistics of crime 

    Haughton, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    On the present occasion I purpose to lay before you some statistics of crime, principally derived from the "Returns of the Dublin Metropolitan Police", which appear to have been carefully compiled. To these I shall add ...
  • Is there really a want of capital in Ireland? 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    The question respecting capital, to which I propose in this paper especially to direct your attention, is the following: ?Is there really a want of capital in Ireland?
  • Report on the patent laws 

    Lawson, James A. (Society for Promoting Scientific Inquiries into Social Questions, 1851)
    I have, at your request, inquired into the state of the Law of Patents in this country, and I now beg to lay before you the result of that inquiry. My attention was particularly directed by you, "to the expense and delay ...
  • Lecture on an international code of commerce morally and judicially considered 

    Levi, Leone (Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    The purpose and end of all social inquiries is to connect abstract theories with the practical business of life; to discover that link by which the conception of an idea may be joined to its realization, and to analyse, ...
  • The transfer of land considered in relation to the rights of judgment creditors 

    Osborne, Robert W. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    Whilst the laws affecting property in these countries have wisely given to every one an unrestricted power of disposal over the property of his own creation, they have, at the same time, indirectly interfered with that ...
  • Observations upon the economic effects of absenteeism on Ireland 

    Maley, A. J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    There are few questions generated by the peculiar condition of Ireland more interesting to its people, than that upon which I am about to offer a few observations; for if the opinion which I, in common with many others, ...
  • On the general principles of taxation, as illustrating the advantages of a perfect income tax 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    Gentlemen?The duties of a government, as enumerated by Adam Smith, are four in number:? 1st?To guard against foreign aggression. 2nd?To secure against internal fraud or violence. 3rd?To maintain public institutions which ...