HC Deb 02 July 1888 vol 328 cc50-1
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, on Tuesday the 26th instant, Mr. Stephen Murphy was evicted from his farm at Mullinroe; whether the evicted tenant, on being served with a process of ejectment by Mr. John Hamilton Bryan, J.P., had served a cross-notice to have a fair rent fixed under the Land Act of 1887; whether a fair rent was fixed in September last at Quarter Sessions in Macroom; whether the landlord appealed; and, if so, whether the appeal has been heard; whether Murphy offered to pay the rent as fixed by Court at Quarter Sessions; was there any resistance or disturbance at the eviction; and, how many policemen were employed?


, in reply, said, he was informed that Mary Murphy and her son Stephen, on being served with an ejectment process by the agent, served a notice under the 6th section of the Land Act of 1887 to have a fair rent fixed. The County Court Judge fixed the judicial rent by order dated October 17, 1887, and the landlord lodged an appeal, which had not yet been heard. Murphy's offer was to pay half-a-year's rent at the judicial rate, in lieu of one and a-half year's rent at the old rate to September, 1887. The agent offered to accept one-half the rent due and half costs. The eviction was carried out on June 26; the tenant, however, being re-admitted as caretaker. There was not any resistance or disturbance. Seventy-one policemen were employed.