HC Deb 14 August 1893 vol 16 cc123-4
MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mrs. Senahan, of Boorfield, Strokestown, was prosecuted at the Petty Sessions, on 29th June, for retaking possession of the holding from which she was evicted, that the Magistrates dismissed the case, legal possession not having been obtained by the party who took the laud, and that a fresh summons was issued and heard on 27th July, when a penalty was inflicted; and will he state on what grounds a conviction was obtained on the second hearing of the case which had been previously dismissed?


I am informed that the woman referred to was prosecuted by the new tenant for wilful trespass, and that the case was dismissed on the first date mentioned, because formal proof of legal possession by the tenant was not forthcoming. Proof of the kind was afterwards given, and on the second occasion a conviction was obtained.