30 DECEMBER 1882, Page 3

The Attorney-General for Ireland has accepted a place on the

Bench, so that Mr. Porter, the present Solicitor-General, becomes Attorney-General, while the Irish Solicitor-Generalship is accepted by Mr. Naish. It may not be very easy, perhaps, to secure a safe Irish seat for Mr. Porter's successor. The eleva- tion of Mr. Johnson to the Bench vacates the borough of Mallow, the seat for which Mr. Naish will probably contest. The Irish extremists are going to start Mr. O'Brien, " from the steps of a prison," as a rival to Mr. Naish at Mallow. And the result of the contest must be very uncertain.