31 OCTOBER 1840, Page 4

At the usual weekly meeting of the National Repeal Association

in Dublin, on Monday, Mr. O'Connell claimed attention to the great pro- gress which, he alleged, had taken place in Irish manufactures since the commencement of the agitation the Repeal— Ile had come to the Association that day to exhibit a second dress he had purchase,' of Irish manufacture. lie himself preferred frieze, but for those who wished to look well in the eyes of the ladies Iv: recommended the cloth of which the dress he then wore was a specimen. (Mr. O'Connell's coat was a fawn-coloured cloth, with velvet collar and cull's.) There was not now a single velvet-weaver in the Liberty unemployed. (('heers.) He hoped the system of consuming Irish manufacture, it all eases where such manulecture could be procured, would be invariably adopted. Many persons were already to be Seta going through the streets w.taring Irish manufactures : so that they would soon know all those wha wire Englishly disposed. (Cheers.) A Ro- man senator once refused to allow his slaves to be attired m different robes from their masters, lest they should count their masters: let Irishmen who were stilt slaves wear a different laces, and they would soon be alAe to count the Stardeyites. (Cheers.) The pipeinakers of Dublin were suffering front the use of Dutch Opel in this country, whits!' were neither so geed nor cheap as the pipes of Irish faaallfacture : he Ilintelf did not smoke, but he some- times had his four Solis smoking around him, and he could assumes the meeting that they would not smoke out of nny thing but an Irish Ope. ((V', a.) Using Irish manufacteres was a small piece of practical patriotism Wil cli be hoped no one would shrink from.

Alluding to Lord Ebrington's demonstration against Repeal, Mr. O'Connell said— He was sorry that many of the tradesmen employed by the Castle were Orangemen. Lord Ebrington made no distinction between the Orangemen and the supporters of the Government before the Repeal agitation : since then, he had preferred the Orang,men to the Repealers. Mr. O'Connell directly complained of that. He also complained of this—that the traders of Dublin employed by the Castle were obliged to sign receipts for five per cent, more than they were paid. He asked into whose pockets that five per cent. went ? He was convinced Lord Ebrington did not know that fact ; but they should make him acquainted with it by sending a deputation from the Association to wait on Lord Morpeth's Secretary respecting it.

Mr. O'Connell and the Dublin Liberal newspapers have apparently compromised their dispute. His speeches on Sunday last were reported in the Monday's papers; but the reports were supplied by " special" reporters, the regular hands having firmly resolved not to do duty seven days in the week.