HC Deb 08 February 1887 vol 310 c896
MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been drawn to the impending evictions on estates in the Island of Achill, and to the miserable and helpless position of the majority of the tenants, and to their general inability to pay the rents and arrears of rent claimed from them, as evidenced by the recent report of Mr. Tuke, detailing the operations of the Seed Potato Fund, and describing the condition of the tenants in Achill; and, whether, in view of these impending evictions, he is prepared to take any immediate steps to provide, by legislation or otherwise, a more humane and satisfactory solution of the difficulties of the tenants in Achill than a repetition of the scene recently enacted at Glenbeigh?


We have no information that evictions are pending in the Island of Achill.