Government purchase of railways in Ireland: how can it be accomplished?
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Greer, Samuel M.. 'Government purchase of railways in Ireland: how can it be accomplished?'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. V, Part XXXVI, 1868/1869, pp71-78
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For the last four years the people of Ireland have had under their consideration the policy of having the Irish railways purchased by the government, and worked in future at the lowest possible tariff for the benefit of the public, instead of for the profit of shareholders. It appears to me that the purchase of the Irish railways by the government may be safely and speedily carried into effect. Public opinion in Ireland is ripe for such a change; and nothing but a favourable opportunity in the political world is wanted to carry into effect an arrangement which will do more to develop the resources and advance the position of Ireland, than any legislative measure which has been enacted for a long series of years.
Description:Read Tuesday, 8th December, 1868
Author: Greer, Samuel M.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. V, Part XXXVI, 1868/1869
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