MacFarlane, Henry James. 'On the economic levying and application of Irish poor-rate'. - Dublin: Transactions of the Dublin Statistical Society, Vol. I Session 2, 1848/1849, pp1-9
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. I Session 2 1848/1849
As I am not aware that the Irish poor law has been directly
submitted to the consideration of this society, I would take a hasty
glance at its common history and general working throughout the
United Kingdom, before alluding to its introduction to this country,
and considering what mode more economic than the present
might be adopted in levying funds for poor law purposes; in order
to impress upon all classes how closely identified are their mutual
interests, and by encouraging the good agriculturist, so raise up
and increase the demand for labour, as to improve the condition of
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