HC Deb 19 March 1883 vol 277 cc799-800

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the inconvenience likely to be caused to many Donegal tenants by the arrangements made by the Chief Commissioners to hear the appeal cases from that county in the city of Derry; whether it is the fact that more than half of the Donegal cases to be heard are from the Fuin Valley district, and from above Stranorlar, a town about 30 miles from Derry; and, whether, if this is so, he will recommend that the Commissioners should sit in Lifford, the assize town of Donegal, to hear the cases from Stranorlar Union, at least?


Sir, my attention has not previously been drawn to any complaint on this subject; but on receipt of the Notice of this Question I made inquiry, and find that the appeal cases to be heard at Londonderry are from the Unions of Innishowen, Milford, and Londonderry, with one case from the Union of Letterkenny. The district referred to does not appear to be in those Unions, but in the Unions of Strabane and Stranorlar—the cases from which districts are listed for hearing at Lifford.