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  • The progress of sanitary science in Belfast 

    O'Neill, Henry (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    The rapid increase of Belfast in population, and its rapid rise in commercial importance, chiefly accounts for the fact that the construction of good streets and erection of its principal public buildings dates from ...
  • The financial aspect of parliamentary private bill procedure 

    Stanuell, Charles A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    The mode of conducting Parliamentary Inquiries into Private Bills relating to this country has been the subject of criticism for many years, and it has been brought before the public on many occasions, while it has ...
  • Educational value of co-operation among Irish farmers 

    Hannon, P. J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    The object of this paper is not to dwell upon the advantages which co-operation confers upon the farmer as an institution for ordinary business puposes, but to bring before you its effect upon the "country as a medium ...
  • Licensing and publichouse reform in Ireland 

    Lawson, William (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    "No apology is, I think, needed for introducing this subject to the consideration of the Society, although I could wish that the task had fallen to one more conversant with it than I am. The evils of intemperance are ...
  • Technical education for commerce 

    Oldham, C.H. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    I imagine that to many of my audience tonight there must appear to be something incongruous about the title of this paper. Technical Schools are well understood in these countries to mean institutions that educate ...
  • Municipal trading 

    Shaw, James J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    One of the most strongly-marked characteristics of the older school of British Political Economy was its intense jealousy of State interference with the processes of industry or with the course of trade. From Adam Smith ...
  • Salmon fisheries in Ireland and the report of the Irish Inland Fisheries Commission 

    Conner, H. D. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    The object of this paper is to bring before this Society the importance of the salmon fishery to the country districts of Ireland, to give an outline of the conditions essential to insure its prosperity, and to summarize ...
  • The tourist movement in Ireland 

    Wilson, D. J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    My paper should, I am aware, be devoted to a statistical and social review. I have discovered, however, that the subject is eminently one which does not lend itself to statistics, and I propose instead to treat it from ...
  • Licensing and publichouse reform in Ireland [a continuation] 

    Lawson, William (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    A little more than a year ago I read a paper on this subject before this Society (Journal, Vol. XI, p. 106), dealing mainly with the Report of the Royal Commission of 1896. I intend now to deal with the schemes proposed ...
  • The forestry question considered historically 

    Falkiner, C. Litton (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    The main object of this paper is not to re-state the case for forestry in Ireland, but to recall public attention to the subject; and in doing so to endeavour to throw light on the solution of a preliminary difficulty ...
  • Ireland since the famine: a sketch of fifty years' economic and legislative changes 

    Bailey, William F. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    In addressing you this evening I propose to review, as shortly as the subject will admit, the economic and legislative changes that have taken place in Ireland during the last half-century?to take stock of our position ...
  • The arterial drainage of Ireland 

    Stanuell, Charles A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    When I mention that a sum of #961,235 14s. 7d. has been expended upon Arterial Drainage in Ireland, and that the annual instalments paid in redemption of principal and interest amount to #31,944 9s. 8d., I think the ...
  • The housing of the people of Ireland during the period 1841-1901 

    Matheson, Robert E. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    I purpose this evening presenting to the Society a short review of the results of the inquiries made at each successive decennial Census from 1841, into the class of Houses in Ireland, and the accommodation afforded by ...
  • Housing of the rural population in Ireland 

    Synnott, Nicholas J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    It is generally supposed that the question of the housing of agricultural and other labourers in rural districts, which was dealt with in piecemeal and desultory fashion last Session, is now receiving the earnest and ...
  • Fiscal policy: some lessons from the Blue Book 

    Shaw, James J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    When I was asked to read a paper to this Society on the proposed changes in British Fiscal Policy which have made such a stir in recent times, I recognised at once that the subject must be treated here, not as one of ...
  • The government management of Indian railways 

    Stanuell, Charles A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    I do not propose tonight to deal with the whole question of Indian Railways; it would be too wide a subject. I wish to refer to the recently published Report of Mr. Thomas Robertson, who was formerly Manager of the Great ...
  • Cartels and syndicates in German industry 

    Oldham, C.H. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    The object of this paper is to give some account of these German industrial organisations, known as Cartels and Syndicates. I am afraid not many of us in this country paid much attention to them until the question of " ...
  • Scottish Private Bill Legislation in working 

    Samuels, Arthur W. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    Were it not for the fact that a Private Legislation Reform Bill for Wales, passed unanimously on the 25th March, 1904 its second reading in the House of Commons, and that not a single Irish Member brought forward the ...
  • The principal results of the census of the United Kingdom in 1901 

    Matheson, Robert E. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    I have selected as my subject "The Principal Results of the Census of the United Kingdom in 1901." The Census was taken in England and Scotland under the Census (Great Britain) Act, 1900, which applied equally to England ...
  • The report of the Tariff Commission 

    Geoghegan, Hanbury C. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1906)
    I propose in this paper to criticise Mr. Chamberlain's Tariff Commission and its report issued on the 21st July last; just a week after the meeting held at Westminster, passed resolutions adopting his fiscal policy. The ...

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