HC Deb 09 April 1883 vol 277 c1817

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to a resolution passed by a number of tenants on the estates of Lords Dillon and De Freyne, on the 25th of February, at Lough Glynn, declaring that great poverty and distress exist among the small farmers, and recommending that the State should come to their aid and enable them to seed and drain their land; and, whether he can hold out any hopes of relief to these poor people?


Sir, my attention has been called to the Resolution, a copy of which was submitted to the Government at the time that it was passed. In consequence of its receipt, an Inspector of the Local Government Board was specially directed to visit the district. He did so, and reported that, having made careful inquiries into all the circumstances of the case, he had no hesitation in saying that, in his opinion, the statements in the resolution were an exaggeration of facts. No special complaints had since been received from that district.