And that was more of a sectarian rant.
The idea that all Protestants were Aristrocrats and Catholics all oppressed peasents, is simply false. In fact in the 98 rising, it was more a civil war than anything else. One Loyalist in the rising was poor and had been whipped for daring to ride to hounds with a Catholic grandee (who supported it)
He also ignores a letter during that same period by Wellington that explained many of the problems in Ireland that happened at the time.