1 JANUARY 1831, Page 6

The Irish uproar is not abated. Lord ANGLESEY is proceeding,

as the journals say, vigorously; that is, he is proceeditrab in the same path as his predecessor did. On Monday last, it was in- tended that there should be a grand assemblage of the various trades of Dublin at Phibsborough, [Fibs-borough?] a village about a mile and a half from the city : they were to proceed thence to town, decorated with orange and green ribbons, in proof of the reconciliation of the Catholics and Orangemen ; and after pass- ing through the several streets, they were to encircle the statue of King WILLIAM on College Green three times, "the bands playing God save the King—the Boyne Water—and St. Patrick's Day !" It was anticipated that 150,000 persons would join the procession, —which shows rather a superabundance of tradesmen in a town of 200,000 people ; perhaps there might have been a few tradeswomen :eined with them. The whole of the sport was, however, spoiled ; for on Sunday, of all days in the week, what should appear on the walls of every corner-house in Dublin, but a proclamation from the Castle, signed" William Gregory," forbid- ding the procession altogether! We need not give this 'document —for it has nothing in it to merit particular attention, except one phrase, which speaks of inflammatory speeches ; from which an inference has been (we hope falsely) drawn, that some measure is contemplated against the Dublin press. This vigorous step of the Lord Lieutenant seems to have been taken in very high dudgeon by the Conciliators and Anti-Unionists ; and a somewhat turbulent meeting took place in consequence, at Stephen's Street. Mr. O'CONNELL addressed the assembly at great length, and concluded by telling them that he would publish an address on the subject in the newspapers of the succeeding morning. "Are you satisfied with this arrangement?" said the orator; " will you do as I advise you ?" Mr. Hickey, shoemaker—" Yes, we will follow your advice. We will obey you, and not the proclamation. The Government may thank you, and net their piece of paper, for our obedience."

Mr. O'CONNELL then proceeded to Merrion Square, accompanied by his tail. When they came to the mansion of Sir Anntomr HART, he halted, took off his hat, and gave three cheers to the Just Judge—Lord Chancellor PLUNKEtT IS, it seems, by implication at least, the unjust judge. On Monday, Mr. O'CornvELL's procla- mation appeared. It calls most lustily for the maintenance of la*, and for the repeal of the Union. To reconcile these incompati- bilities, will be a much more difficult task than uniting the orange and green. It is possible that, by other thirty years agltation, Mr. O'CONNELL may get the whole of the Irish members to join him on this question ; but he may labour for thirty centurit s before he gets the English and Scotch to do so. The Union may be dis- solved—it will never be repealed. The proclamation of the honour- able member for Waterford goes on to &tail the order of another procession—a miniature of that of Monday, which Mr. GREGORY had so rudely stopped—with a minuteness and attention to eclat that would do credit to the ingenious Mr. FARLEY in arranging one of his processions. The object of the whole atfhir, we ought to have stated, was to present an address to Mr. O'CONNELL.

"The trades have already chosen three persons as leading persons, who, with the mover and seconder of the address, will assemble at Swan's Rooms, Bachelor's Walk, on Tuesday, at one o'clock, to proceed from thence to Merrion Square, to my residence. The entire party will consist of less than one thousand and sixty persons.. They will weer scarfs of orange and green. They will go round the statue of King William ; and, in token of amity and kindness, they will all, Catholics as well as Pro- testants, give three cheers there. After the address is presented, and my answer read, they will take off their scarfs and separate."

The deputy procession took place on Tuesday, without riot Cr interruption.

The Courier having denied that Mr. 0-CoNNzr.r. was ever offered any oflice under Government, Mr. O'Cox:srEm. reiterates that he was. The Courier has rejoined. We do not pretend to judge between the two authorities.

It would appear that an attempt is to be at length made to show substantially the gratitude of the Catholics to their Liberator—for

their liberator unquestionably O'CONNELL was ; and had he been

content with that fame, he might have stood higher than he now does. There is to be a general contribution at all the churches on Sunday, the 9th, which is named by anticipation Tribute Sunday ;

and the sum collected is to be given to Mr. O'CONNELL as a small compensation for the loss of business which he has necessarily suffered by his attendance in Parliament. We hope the contribu- tion will be as liberal as thtise who have set it on foot expect ; and that no proclamation, civil or sacred, may convert the hundred and fifty thousand half-crowns, as Lord ANGLESEY'S did the hun- dred and fifty thousand tradesmen, into one thousand and sixty.