20 JUNE 1840, Page 9

Fourteen men, implicated in a Rilibon conspiracy or association, have

been arrested in Leitrim. They profeseed to be delegates from nine Irish counties.

in Cork and Dublin time people are sank in the most abject misery. Hundreds of unfortunate wretches are at this moment starving; in the liberties of both cities, but more especially in Dublin ; where the po- tatoes—the staple food of the working classes—have risen to the enor- mous price of ninepence a stone. The inhabitants of the Earl of Meath's liberties—the Spitalfields of Deblin—are reduced to the last stage of human destitution. Unless an effort be speedily made to relieve them, there is but too much reason to fear that scenes somewhat similar to those recently enacted in Limerick will he presented in the immediate neighbourhood of Dublin Castle. In Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Clare, Mayo, &c. &c., the unfortunate people are enduring the mest dreadful privations, with a patience almost amountieg to heroism.—