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The Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of

Social Science. Dublin Meeting, 1881. (Longman.)—This octavo volume, of nearly nine hundred pages, contains, as usual, a store of information on the variety of topics which " Social Science" may be supposed to comprehend. The papers on "Intermediate Education in Ireland," read by Dr. Molloy, of the Catholic University, Mr. R. Rice, and Mr. Maurice C. lime ; Mr. Charles Dawson's paper on " University Education in Ireland ;" papers on " Special Industries in Ireland," may be mentioned, as dealing with topics of interest.