HC Deb 27 May 1895 vol 34 c365
MR. P. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware that Lord Templemore's agent and four bailiffs seized the cattle belonging to two tenants on the Templemore estate on Friday night last, notwithstanding that the tenants offered to pay their rents at the usual reduction or buy their holdings at 15 years' purchase; and (2) whether it is legal to make seizures in the night.


The Inspector General informs me that the seizures referred to in the first paragraph were made after sunrise on the morning of the 18th inst. No police were present at these seizures. I understand that the tenants offered to pay their rents at an abatement of 20 per cent., but that the landlord refused any terms save payment in full or sale on the basis of 18 years' purchase on present rents.