13 MARCH 1852, Page 1

The new Viceroy , has reached Dublin and been installed in

office. The citizens were disposed to receive Lord Eglinton favourably; and his entry into the Irish capital would have been auspicious, but for a riot, which at one time threatened to become serious, provoked by the students of the University. Those unfledged politicians, after the _Viceregal procession had passed, marched round the statue of King William, shouting and beating the Kentish fire, and one of them suspended an orange peeket-handkei- chief from a lamp-post. A skirmish with the mob was the con- sequence ; and the military were called out but, fortunately, not re- quired to act. This ebullition of the turbulent spirit of a few raw lads at college would probably have been disregarded, had it not been for a similar demonstration of Orange zeal by the same parties at the election of Mr. Napier ; and had not the antecedents of Lord _Derby with reference to Ireland been such as to excite a marked jealousy of his.leaningto the old Ascendancy doctrines. The late resuscitation of an Ultra-Protestant feeling by the foolish move- inentof the Romanist clergy, which has been called Papal Aggres- sion, tiffottis a strong temptation to, seek for support by a marked sectarian policy. On the other hand, the feelings awakened among the intelligent Roman Catholic laity by the conduct of the Ultra- montane clergy is such, that any measures on the part of Govern- nient that could be construed into a real Catholic grievance would -be an absolute godsend to the latter. All measures tending to revive or embitter sectarian" jealousies and animosities in Ireland are at this moment especially to be deprecated. Mr. Napier intimated to his constituents of the University at his reelection, that Lord Derby intends to institute an inquiry into the working of the National system of Edueation, with a -view to render it in reality what it is called. To fair inquiry there can be no ob- jection ; it • can only serve to bring out the merits of the system if rightly administered, or detect and frustrate any jobbery that may have crept into it. At the same time, it ought not to be concealed, that some expressions respecting " Scriptural instruc- tion," associated by Mr. Napier with his intimation of the in- tended inquiry—combined, too, with what is understood to have fallen from a nobleman who holds office in the new Government, re- specting the desirableness of affording the Established Protestant clergy an inducement to take a more active part in the manage- ment of the National Education system—have caused uneasiness.