The National Archives of Ireland is making available online, the Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers. The papers cover the period 1818 to 1852. The current catalogue for 1818-1822 contains 10,854 item and file descriptions, with an estimated 40,000 items processed. They “…constitute one of the most valuable collections of original source material for research into Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. They offer a rich source for scholars of Irish political, social, economic, labour, and women’s history, as well as for local historians and genealogists”.
The website has a context page explaining the significance and importance of the papers for historical research.