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DUBLIN WILL NOT HAVE MOTOR CARS.

The illimitable possibilities of Ire land under anjrish Home-Rule Par liament sitting on College Green were illustrated last month, when a deputa tion from the Dublin Anti-Taxicab As sociation waited on the Lord Lieuten ant to protest jigairist progress In "the shape of the "introduction of motor cabs in Dublin. Mr. Field, M.P., intro ducing the deputation, declared that the Irish jaunting-car was a distlnct r lye. feature of Irish life, and that all visitors to-Dublin wished to drive in a jaunting-car. Some foreigners when In these cars,even supposed they were In an aeroplane. The Irish car suited Dublin, and the people seemed to like It. It was an accepted maxim of con stitutional government that whatever is opposed by the greater number of citizens ought not to be allowed by the Government. The High Sheriff of Dublin (Councillor Bradley) stated tbat the introduction of motor cabs would mean an addition of 1600 to the unemployed. Whereas to-day a car and horse .represented £150, after motor cabs were introduced this pro perty would, be valueless. The Lord Lieutenant (Lord Aberdeen), replying to the deputation, said that any influ ence he could exert would be in the direction of^retarding any such intro duction, which would dislocate pres ent industry and business. Thus, Dublin, unlike other capitals of the world, apparently is to retain a slow and antiquated form of convey ance and to' fall behind all other great cities. ,-, ;" :.■

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