HC Deb 30 June 1898 vol 60 cc631-2
MR. A. O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether representations under the Labourers Act were lodged by John Quinn and John Leckey, of Gobnascole, Convoy, county Donegal, some time back; and why no action has been taken by the inspector with reference to them?


The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. The applications of these men were not entertained because their houses were in a good sanitary condition. Evidence was given at the local inquiry held in January last, by the medical officer of the district, that Quinn's house was a well-slated, comfortable habitation, and that Leckey's house was comparatively new, and only required some internal alterations, which it was understood that the landlord was prepared to carry out.