7 MAY 1831, Page 8


The contest which in Ireland, as in Scotland, attracts most present attention, is that for the capital. Mr. Perrin and Alderman Darly stand on the King's side, and the old members on the Boroughmongers' side. Both parties are equally sanguine. A subscription of 4,0001. has been made for the two first; the members of Lord Plunkett's family put down 5001. The Dublin election commenced yesterday ; but the first note of intelligence will not reach town until to-morrow night. In most of the other places the Liberal side will be triumphant, but the choppings and changes are so numerous and so rapid, that we must abandon, for this week at least, any attempt to seize them.