HC Deb 15 August 1889 vol 339 cc1345-6
MR. CAREW (Kildare, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is the fact that the Relieving Officer for the Clongorey District was on 6th August served with notices that five families on the Clongorey Estate, against whom decrees for possession of their holdings were obtained at the Summer Assizes, are to be evicted; whether the evictions about to be enforced owe their origin to the nonpayment of arrears of rent which accrued due before the fixing of judicial rents; whether Mr. Barrington, the valuer appointed by Judge Darling, the County Court Judge of County Kildare, reported recently that, in his opinion, the rents on this estate should be reduced by 29½ per cent; whether the original demand of the tenants was 30 per cent abatement, and the abatement offered by the landlord 10 per cent; whether Judge Darling, acting on this Report of his Court Valuer, asked the agent in open Court at the last Quarter Sessions at Naas to consent to grant the reductions recommended, and, on his refusing to do so, whether the Judge stayed the execution of the decrees until October, 1891; and whether, having regard to these facts, he will permit the forces of the Crown to be employed in carrying out these evictions?


I must ask the hon. Gentleman to postpone the question for a few days.

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