21 OCTOBER 1843, Page 9

Yesterday two companies of Woolwich Artillery were ordered to prepare

for embarkation this day, for Ireland.

The Times this morning contains a semi-official contradiction of the stories about 20,000 soldiers coming over from Hanover- " We have authority to give an explicit and unqualified denial to a state- ment, which we are surprised to see has, in spite of previous contradiction, been repeated by the Irish press-we mean, the intimation that Ministers in- tend to engage the services of Hanoverian troops in Ireland. Ministers never contemplated such a policy : on the contrary, they are too well convinced of the ability of the English troops and the loyalty of the Irish Protestants, to think of calling in any foreign soldiers to quell the agitation in that country."