I confess that when it was suggested to me that I might
undertake a paper on the Report of the Vice-regal Commission
on Irish Railways, I hesitated very much before
accepting the task.
It was, I felt, practically impossible to go into the question
within the limits of a short paper, and I was conscious
that such a paper should be prepared by a chairman or
general manager of a railway company, and I am not even
Upon consideration, however, I felt that I was not
altogether unprepared for the task. I have always taken
a great interest in railways and railway management
generally. I have studied them for years, and it so happens
that I brought the condition of the Irish Railways
before the public some thirteen years ago in various
articles in the New Ireland Review.