HC Deb 23 August 1889 vol 340 cc238-9

I beg to ask the Solicitor General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the Report in the Wicklow People, of the 17th August instant, of the evictions on the estate of Charles Frizell, J.P., at Castle-kevin, County Wicklow, wherein it is stated that, not only wore several tenants evicted, and some of the houses levelled to the ground, but in the case of Mrs. Carroll, in spite of her remonstrations, the evictors, threw out her furniture through the door and windows, literally smashing up everything; whether he will see that compensation be paid for this destruction of property; and, whether he will give orders that at all future evictions the furniture and personal property of the tenant will not Be destroyed?


I understand that four evictions only were carried out. Two very old fabrics, built about 100 years ago, were levelled. Neither the furniture of Mrs. Carroll nor of any of the other tenants was smashed. Mrs. Carroll, it appears, had been treated most generously by the landlord. About lour years ago he forgave her up to date all the arrears of rent due (some seven years). She had then a judicial rent fixed; but she has not since made any payment at all.