6 NOVEMBER 1847, Page 1

Ireland It is almost needless to write more than that

one word, so readily will the reader anticipate what is to follow, of violences, conspiracies, turbulences, and all sorts of ills. But some traits of Irish politics are so striking that they do not lose their effect by repetition. Earl Fitzwilliam is railing at England about something like the O'Connellite "seven centuries of wrong." And while he is railing, the movements against rates and rents, and other obligations, proceed triumphantly ; also the starving and the murdering. The notions which the Irish entertain of relief are wonderful : they want Repeal of the Union, and further advances from England, not to be repaid ; they want out-door relief, but no poor-rates; they beg for bread, and the money given them to buy food they spend in buying bullets and gun- powder—as witness the riot at Kanturk. Begging the means of life for themselves, they use the money to buy the means of death for others.