§ DR. COMMINS(for Mr. FINUCANE) (Limerick, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the interest in the farm of Mr. Edmond Davoren, of Elton, county Limerick, was advertised for sale on the 12th of June by his landlord; whether three days before sale the sheriff of county Limerick wrote to Mr. Davoren that the sale would not take place till the 19th instant; whether the sheriff, notwithstanding such notice, sold, in Mr. Davoren's absence, the interest in his farm on the 12th June, the date originally fixed; and, whether such sale is illegal; and, if so, will the Government take steps to prevent such sales for the future?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. STANSFELD) (Halifax)
(who replied) said, the Irish Government were advised that this was a matter in which they could not properly intervene. If any illegality had taken place there was, of course, the legal remedy for the injured party.