HC Deb 04 August 1890 vol 347 cc1745-6
MR. DALTON) (Donegal, W.

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland if he can explain how it happened that at the sittings of the Chief Land Commissioners in Derry on the 18th of June, in the case of General Tredennick, landlord, James O'Donnell, tenant, the Court made an order to have the tenant's case re-heard at the next sitting of the Chief Commissioners in Donegal, though the case was adjudicated upon three years ago by the Sub-Commissioners and the landlord did not give notice of appeal within the time required by law?


The Land Commissioners report that the facts are as stated in the question. They have adopted the course referred to in order to enable a mistake in the area and denomination of the holding, set forth in the Order made by the Sub-Commission, to be rectified. This mistake was ascertained for the first time at the sitting of the Land Commission in Derry in last June, in the hearing of a case between the tenant's father and the same landlord by the admission of the tenant who was a witness in the case.