HC Deb 21 November 1884 vol 294 c131

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been drawn to a letter in The Leinster Lender of the 1st instant, from the Rev. P. Turner, P.P. Clane, county Kildare, stating that James Hanlon, of Kilmurry, held two farms from Lord Cloncurry, on one of which himself and his ancestors lived for three generations, and from which he was evicted on the falling out of the lease because he exercised his right to go into the Land Court to have a fair rent fixed for the second farm of forty acres; and, is it true, as stated in the letter, that he having built a hut on this forty acre farm for the shelter of himself and family after being evicted from the other, his landlord compelled him to remove it by the process of Law, and himself and his labourers are now obliged to travel three miles from the village of Clane to till that farm; and, if so, can he take any steps to remedy the state of the Law which permits the appeal made by the tenant to the protection of the Law in one case being used against him in another?


in reply, said, that he was informed that James Hanlon held two farms from Lord Cloncurry; that he was evicted from one by reason of a breach of agreement; and that he got a fair rent fixed in respect of the other. He believed the statements of fact in the second paragraph of the hon. Member's Question, as to James Hanlon having been compelled to again remove, were substantially correct; but he had no information to show that the motive for the landlord's action was that suggested. He was advised that Lord Cloncurry appeared to have acted within his legal rights.