Ingram, John Kells. 'Considerations on the state of Ireland, an address delivered at the opening of the seventeenth session'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. IV Part XXVI, 1863/1864, pp13-26
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. IV Part XXVI 1863/1864
Called by the desire of your Council to address you at the opening
of a new session, and thus led to consider more closely the condition
of Ireland, I could not but be impressed by the grave character of
the crisis. When the task was proposed to me, the country was
still labouring under the severest pressure she had experienced since
1847. The gloom has now, indeed, in a great measure dispersed,
and we see before us, a brightening prospect. But the recollection
of those recent trials, and the idea of their possible reoccurance, must still strongly impress every thoughtful mind, I have felt that, at
such a time, I could not seek to engage your attention with any
mere generalities of social science. It seemed to me that I should
best imitate the antecedents of the Society, and best reflect the earnest
character of its discussions, if I addressed myself to some of
the important questions arising out of the condition of the
country. I proceed, therefore, to lay before you a few plain and
practical considerations on the present economic circumstances of
Ireland, and the measures which appear necessary to ensure her
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