17 APRIL 1852, Page 1

The correspondent in Dublin who has lately treated " the

Irish difficulty" with rare good sense and calm temper, and who now adds an able letter on the Land question, suggests that the exclu- sion of a Liberal Belfast newspaper from " the Castle "—brought under his notice by our remark last week—was probably the act of an underling, from a mean motive. Very likely. Lord Eglin- ton himself is little likely to have given the subject a thought.


A member of the Government has taken the trouble to favour us with a private explanation, which certainly does not place the ex- clusion in.a more dignified light. According to his account, the Northern Whig was discontinued at the Castle in order to replace it by a rival journal of recent origin. This looks like seeking friends in the enemy's camp, by taking a side _ in •its internal dissensions.