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  • The use of alcoholic liquors: economically, socially, and morally wrong 

    Haughton, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In a former paper which I had the honour to read before this society, I showed the intimate connexion between intemperance and crime. I purpose, on the present occasion, to carry out the object I then had in view, and ...
  • On the economic levying and application of Irish poor-rate 

    MacFarlane, Henry James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 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 ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part four 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In my last paper on the Economic Causes of the State of Agriculture in Ireland, I noticed three of the six legal impediments to the application of capital, by tenants, to agricultural operations, namely the old feudal ...
  • Report of the council 

    Whately, Richard (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In presenting the first annual report, the council have much pleasure in referring to the proceedings of the society during the past year.
  • On the policy of direct or indirect taxation 

    Lawson, James A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    A direct tax can be made to possess all these requisites; it can be made equal, by imposing it on every person according to his means; it can be rendered certain, and can be levied at suitable and convenient times; and ...
  • Report of the trustees of the Lurgan Loan Fund to the Commissioners of the Loan Fund Board of Ireland 

    Hancock, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    We, the Trustees of the Lurgan Loan Fund, beg to report to the Commissioners of the Loan Fund Board of Ireland, that after nearly ten years' experience in this district, and after the most careful inquiries, we have ...
  • Observations on Irish railway statistics 

    Murland, James W. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    As the railway system has now been considerably extended in Ireland, it becomes a matter of interest to mark its progress, and to examine the parliamentary and other public returns of traffic, for the purpose of discovering ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part one 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    As the state of agriculture forms such an important element in our social condition, I propose to occupy the time of this society, on this and some other evenings during the session, with a statement of the results of ...
  • Compulsory use of native manufactures 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    The theory that a nation may gain by the compulsory use of native manufactures is directly opposed to the teachings of Adam Smith, and to those of the most distinguished economists throughout Europe. There are, however, ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part two 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In this paper I propose to notice the second, third, and fourth elements of the cost of the transfer, viz: the expense of searches for incumbrances, the stamps on conveyances and searches, and the length of conveyances. ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part three 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In my first paper on the state of agriculture in Ireland I ascribed that state to two sets of causes ? first, the legal impediments to the free transfer and sale of land; and, secondly, the legal impediments to the ...
  • On the condition of the Irish labourer 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    I propose in this paper to submit to the consideration of the society, the results of some applications of economic principles to an investigation of the causes on which the condition of the Irish labourer depends. The ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part five 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In the former papers of this series I have directed your attention to the general legal impediments to the application of capital to agriculture in Ireland. In this paper I purpose to bring under your notice the special ...
  • An economic consideration of the Irish judgment - acts 

    Vereker, John P. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    It has frequently been asked, Why have the landlords of Ireland so deeply encumbered their estates? and why do they not now, by a sale of a portion of their property, release the remainder from their creditors? The last ...
  • On schools of design in Ireland 

    Mac Adam, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    The government having decided on establishing Schools of Ornamental Design in Ireland, and parliament having accordingly voted the sum of #1500 for the organization of such schools in Belfast, Dublin, and Cork, I conceive ...
  • Some observations on the Tenant Right of Ulster 

    Dobbs, Conway E. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In calling the attention of this society to a subject so much discussed, as the Tenant Right of Ulster, I wish to do so, principally with reference to that argument that is so commonly put forward, namely, that the ...
  • On the connexion between intemperance and crime 

    Haughton, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    I have for some time past felt desirous to bring before the society some statistics relative to Crime and Intemperance. On sitting down to this task, greater difficulties than I had anticipated presented themselves, ...
  • The dependence of national wealth on the social and sanatory state of the labouring classes 

    Hogan, William (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In the year 1841, public attention was called to the duration of infantile life in the North Dublin Union Workhouse; about the same period Mr. Willis was elected a guardian, and he entered on his duties impressed with ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part six 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In this paper I propose, in the first place, to direct your attention to the special impediments to the application of capital to mining operations in Ireland, which arise from the state of the law with regard to mines. ...
  • On the connexion between statistics and political economy 

    Lawson, James A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    As our Society professes to be formed in order to promote the study of "Statistical and Economical Science," I think it may not be inappropriate to make a few observations, by way of introduction, on the connexion between ...