Synnott, Nicholas J. 'Proposals for a new Labourers' Bill: an attempt to solve the rural housing question in Ireland'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XI Part LXXXVI, 1905/1906, pp411-428
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XI Part LXXXVI 1905/1906
We have now had more than 20 years experience of the
attempt to provide habitable houses for labourers in country
districts in Ireland, by means of an elaborate code of seven
Statutes, beginning with the Labourers' Act of 1883, and
ending with the Land Purchase Act of 1903; and are in a
position to judge of the success of this legislation by its
tendencies and results. The casual visitor who, from a
railway carriage or a country road, observes the new
District Council cottages sprinkled over the country, and
compares them in his mind with the thatched mud cabins
they have replaced, may hastily judge that the problem is in
a fair way to be solved and, indeed, there have not been
wanting English economists and philanthropists who have
taken, what I must call a superficial view, and urged that
these methods should also be applied to rural housing in
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