HC Deb 21 February 1887 vol 311 c168
MR. J. F. X. O'BRIEN (Mayo, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been called, by the Board of Guardians of the Westport Union, County Mayo, to certain impending evictions, chiefly by Lord Sligo and Colonel Clive, of 121 families, numbering about 1,000 souls; whether the Westport Union was last year, because of its notorious poverty, scheduled amongst the distressed unions; and, if the Irish Government will consider the special circumstances of the case?


Sir, I have received a telegram from the Board of Guardians of the Westport Union stating they had received notice of evictions. I have no further knowledge of the subject. The Westport Union was last year included amongst the distressed Unions.