3 MARCH 1866, Page 2

Little new has occurred in Ireland during the week. The

arrests continue, and include a good many soldiers both of the cavalry and the line, some militiamen, and two members of the constabulary. An impression is abroad that Government, in the cute of military offenders, will abandon its usual lenity and exe- cute every soldier proved to have broken his oath. As every soldier volunteers, such a proceeding would be just, but nevertheless we trust executions will be confined to men who have enlisted in order to tamper with the soldiery. That is one of the very few political offences which a constitutional Government is bound to treat as mortal crimes. No society could sedum .if um in uniform who taught martiny were allowed to escape.