HC Deb 07 May 1897 vol 49 cc3-4
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland can he state the circumstances under which the eviction of Eliza Quinn, of Prucklish, County Longford, was carried out; whether the tenancy was then vested in her son-in-law, without the usual terms of redemption being allowed; and, whether this person is now the statutory tenant, and in that capacity is he receiving police protection?


Mrs. Quinn was evicted on the 21st January last for non-payment of three and a half years' rent and costs. The notice under Section 7 of the Land Act of 1887 was served on the 3rd June, 1896, so that the tenant had ample time to redeem in the seven months intervening prior to her eviction. On the day following her eviction, her son-in-law got possession of the holding, of which he is now the statutory tenant. No special arrangements have been made by the police for his protection.