HC Deb 30 May 1892 vol 5 cc198-9
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of a tenant, named Daniel J. Mahoney, Knock-nagree, County Cork, who at the last Marlow Quarter Sessions claimed compensation for disturbance to the amount of £542; and is he aware the Recorder of Cork postponed judgment on the case until next Sessions, and that steps are being taken by the landlord to evict this tenant; and, if so, will the forces of the Crown be given to assist in evicting this tenant whilst the land claim has not been decided on by the legal tribunal?


The facts appear to be substantially as stated in the question. The landlord in pressing on the eviction for non-payment of rent is influenced, I am informed, by Mahoney's refusal to give other tenants on the property the use of turf, and that it is to enable the landlord to supply the wants of these tenants in this respect that the eviction is being carried out. It was open to the tenant to apply to the Court for a postponement of the issue of the writ. The Government cannot undertake to withhold protection from the Sheriff.

MR. MILVAIN (Durham)

Will the right hon. Gentleman draw the attention of the Government to the delay of the Recorder in giving judgment?


The delay of the Recorder in giving his judgment for a large amount is a matter over which the Government has no control whatever.