§ MR. J. DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Chief Land Commissioners sat at Carrickmacross in 1888 to hear Land Court appeals on the Shirley and other estates in the barony of Farney, and that Monaghan is the most inconvenient and expensive town in the county for tenants from the Shirley estates to attend; and whether he will represent to the Chief Land Commissioners the advisability of holding their court at Carrickmacross to hear appeals now pending on the Shirley and other estates, and thereby save these tenants heavy railway expenses of themselves and witnesses going to Monaghan?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am informed that the list of cases for hearing from the district referred to has not yet been prepared. The question of fixing the place at which the cases will be heard is one for the Land Commissioners to determine, and I have no doubt that in coming to a decision they will have regard to the convenience of all the parties interested.