HC Deb 15 April 1889 vol 335 cc491-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Charles Robert Barton, of Waterfoot, Petigo, Fermanagh, obtained a decree of eviction against a tenant named Hugh M'Sharry, Drumacully, Glenade, Leitrim, in April 1888, and issued the decree on the 6th July following; whether he is aware that M'Sharry, on the refusal of the landlord to accept the rent with all costs, 15th October, 1888, lodged the same with Mr. James Faris, the Clerk of the Peace, on 11th December, 1888, and got a receipt for the same; whether, on the 26th February, 1889, Charles Robert Barton obtained a decree fur possession at the Kinlough Petty Sessions, notwithstanding the warm protests of M'Sharry's solicitor; and whether, under the circumstances, M'Sharry will be restored to his holding without prejudice?


replied that the question was one of private right between landlord and tenant, in regard to which he had no power to interfere. If this landlord had acted illegally, the tenant had his legal remedy, and any evicted tenant could redeem his holding within the statutory term by paying the full amount due.