1769-1843; b. Dublin; ed. TCD; bar, 1792; political writer, ed. TCD; The
Independent Man (1806), philosophical essay; assailed government of
Ireland in writings incl. On National Government (2 vols., 1810); National Education (1811); Refutation of Malthus (1818); Address to the People of Ireland on the Degradation and Misery of their
Country (1823); The Poor and their Relief (1823); A Defence of the
Irish and the Means of their Redemption (1825); Irish Affairs at the
Close of 1825-26 (1827); Anti-Union, Ireland as She Ought to
Be (1831); Before and After the Reform Bill (1842); Anti-Union
(1831); A Defence of the Irish (1825). ODNB DIW DIH DUB
Brian Cleeve & Anne Brady, A Dictionary of Irish Writers (Dublin: Lilliput 1985), Refutation of Malthus, 1818, et al.;
political theorist widely read in his day.
Dictionary of Ulster Biography, ed. Kate Newmann (Belfast: QUB/IIS 1993), cites pamphlets Principles of Morality; The Independent Man; National Education; Refutation of Malthus; Defence of the Irish, and Anti-Union (1831).
Belfast Public Library holds A Defence of the Irish and the Means of Their Redemption (1825).