Industrial Ireland under free trade
Citation:Oldham, C.H. 'Industrial Ireland under free trade'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XIII Part XCVI, 1915-1917, pp383-398
When Ireland, by a determined effort, obtained "FREE TRADE" in 1779, this term meant far more than freedom from- tariff duties, which is the meaning it has today. What the British Acts (20 Geo. III., c. 6, 10, 18) then passed did was to grant to Ireland freedom-to-trade where her trade had long been prohibited, provided the Irish Parliament imposed duties at Irish ports equal to those paid in this trade in British ports.
Act of Union
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XIII Part XCVI 1915-1917
Description:Read Friday, January 19th, 1917