3 OCTOBER 1914, Page 11

The Times correspondent's impression of the meeting was that it

would give a great impetus to recruiting in Ireland. We most sincerely hope that this forecast will prove true, though up to now the indications can hardly be described as favourable. We are glad to note, however, that the progress in Ulster has been very good. Over twelve thousand men have already joined, and we do not doubt that the ideal of an Ulster infantry division of twenty thousand men will very soon be reached.