HC Deb 15 July 1884 vol 290 cc1110-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the following Resolution of the delegates of the County Monaghan Revision Association, published in The Freeman of the 9th instant:— That this meeting learns with surprise that the Sub - Commissioners for Monaghan are lodging in Lord Rossmore's hotel, which is managed by the estate bailiff, and ride on Lord Rossmore's vehicles, accompanied, in some instances, by a land agent in their visits to farms; and further resolved, that this knowledge is calculated to destroy the confidence of the farmers in the said Land Sub-Commissioners; and, will he take any notice of the matter?


The Sub-Commissioners report that they were obliged to remove from their private lodgings in Monaghan because their landlady required the rooms for the use of members of the Bar whom she was accustomed to accommodate during the Assizes. There are but two hotels in the town. The proprietor of one of them was unable to accommodate all the Sub-Commissioners, some of whom accordingly went to the other hotel, the "Western Arms." While there, they employed the cars of the establishment. They learned, after their arrival at the hotel, that the ma nager was in Lord Rossmore's employment. With regard to the Question as to whether they were accompanied by a land agent on their visits to farms, the fact is that a tenant whose farm had been inspected by the Sub-Commissioners, and who is a bailiff on the estate, was accommodated with a seat on their car.