§ MR. P. O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Carrickmacross Board of Guardians received notice at their last meeting of the intention of Mr. Shirley, a landlord within that union area, to evict forthwith 36 of his tenants; whether it is a fact that nearly all of those tenants about to be evicted had offered to pay from one to two years' rent each before proceedings for eviction were instituted, and that such offers were refused by Mr. Shirley; and, whether the Government will take any steps to stay these evictions, at all events until after the introduction of the promised legislation on the Land Question, based on the Report of the Cowper Commission?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES) (Dublin University)
(who replied) said, that 36 notices of ejectment had been served, but as the Question only appeared on the Paper that morning, he had not been able to ascertain who was the landlord. He had no means of ascertaining the information asked for in the second portion of the Question.