Under the Chairmanship of Richard Whatley, Archbishop of Dublin, the Royal Commission's proposal recognized that the conditions of poverty in Ireland were very different to England. There was no employment here, the people had nothing else to go to.  It was not considered, clashing as they did with government policy.  A new enquiry was entrusted to George Nicholls who conducted a hasty tour of the country in barely nine weeks and reported in favour of extending the English workhouse system to Ireland.