The Dublin correspondent of the Morning Chronicle says:–
The alarming state of crime and disorganization in some of the southern and western counties has caused the government to adopt some very decided measures. The military force and the constabulary are to be augmented, and a vigilant system of patrolling is to be established.
It is the general impression that the government have determined to bring forward, early in the approaching session, a very stringent arms bill, and that one of its leading provisions will be a severe penalty on any person possessing fire-arms without a licence.
Military Officers, stationed in the disturbed counties, are to be invested with the commission of the peace, in order to facilitate the operations against the lawless bands that infest those districts.