HC Deb 05 February 1897 vol 45 cc1419-20
MR. PATRICK M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether he is aware that Andrew M'Sharry, farmer, of Dargoon, Drumkeeran, county Leitrim, was evicted from his holding on 5th May last, although he offered two years' rent and costs in settlement of the landlord's claim, which offer was refused by the receiver, Mr. Hewson; (2) is he aware that M'Sharry is suffering from bodily infirmity, and that a collection was raised by his neighbours to enable him to make the offer referred to, and that since the eviction the receiver, Mr. Hewson, has lot a portion of M'Sharry's holding to a man named Felix Magourty; and (3) whether it is within the competence of the Land Judge's Court to restrain the receiver from pressing the landlord's claim to the extreme limits of the law in a case of such hardship, and where an offer now recognised as fair was made by the tenant?


The fact is as stated in the first paragraph. I cannot say whether a collection was made for M'Sharry. The receiver reports that the alleged offer of two years' rent and costs was not made to him, nor does it appear that M'Sharry is suffering from bodily infirmity. The proceedings by the receiver must have been undertaken by direction of the Land Judge, who has power to approve of any settlement that the tenant may be willing to make.

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