HC Deb 29 March 1889 vol 334 c1147
MR. NOLAN) (Louth, N.

asked the Solicitor General for Ireland whether it was a fact that a number of applications to have a fair rent fixed were listed by tenants on the estate of Colonel Fortescue, in the parish and county of Louth in 1887, and remain unheard; and, whether a number of evictions were now threatened on this estate; and, if so, whether he can do anything to hasten the hearing of the cases, and to suspend evictions in the meantime?


The Land Commissioners report that the number of the applications to have fair rents fixed on the estate of Colonel Fortescue is 12. A Sub-Commission commenced its sittings in County Louth last September, and a new list of cases from that county will be issued in a week or two. It appears that two evictions are pending on the estate, but in one of these cases the tenants actually have a judicial rent which was fixed in 1882, and in the other the tenant holds under a reduced rent agreed upon between him and the landlord.