HC Deb 24 June 1881 vol 262 c1225

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the eviction of John Blessing, Aughran, Carrigallen, county Leitrim, who was evicted, with five in family, on May 20th, 1879, and who, after being evicted, re-took possession, for which he was summoned to Carrigalleu Court three times, and was twice lined, but the third time no fine would be taken, and Mrs. Blessing was sent to gaol for a month; whether Mrs. Blessing, on being released from prison, again re-took possession, which she was only permitted to retain three days, when the sheriff and bailiff came and knocked the house down; and, whether she and her husband, who is in bad health and unable to work, are living in a house that was built for them near the old one, with scarcely any food or fire?


Sir, my attention has not been called to this case. It was an eviction which took place about a year before I came into Office. If, however, the hon. Member wishes me to make inquiry into the matter, and will give Notice of the Question, I will get what information I can.


said, he would repeat the Question on Thursday next.