HC Deb 11 May 1882 vol 269 cc457-8

asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the action of cer- tain emergency men or caretakers at Attanagh, in the Queen's County, who have thrown down and levelled the dwelling-house of the widow Byrne of Raheenduff, who, having been evicted by her landlord Mr. Brady of Myshall, in the county Carlow, is now awaiting the promised legislation as to arrears of rent with the view to redeem her holding; and, whether the peace of the locality is endangered by these proceedings?


The tenant in this case was evicted for non-payment of rent, three years' arrears being due to the landlord. The roof of the dwelling house was removed, and the outhouses were levelled. No interest whatever has been manifested in the neighbourhood at the proceedings in question, and the peace of the locality has not in any way been disturbed.