§ MR. HARRIS (Galway, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that William Kilroe, of Shannon Bridge, King's County, has been served with a process of ejectment by Lord Ashbrook, which is to be tried at Birr on the 27th instant; that Mr. Kilroe and his father have reclaimed 25 acres of the land from which he is now about to be evicted, according to survey made for purpose of sale in the Encumbered Estates Court; and, whether it is a fact that Mr. Kilroe served notice on the Land Commissioners in October, 1887, and has got no answer up to the present; and, if so, would the Government take action, with a view to the protection of Mr. Kilroe, as otherwise his farms will be taken from him, and his improvements confiscated, owing to delay of Land Commissioners?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
With reference to this case, if a decree of ejectment were granted, it would be competent for the tenant, before the eviction took place, to apply for a stay on payment of the arrears in such instalments as the Court might order. It is true that Mr. Kilroe served notice on the Land Commissioners in October 1887; but he was unable to say when the case would be heard.