HC Deb 20 June 1899 vol 73 c72

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that great public inconvenience has been caused to a largo number of tenants in North Kerry by the fact that the Sub-Commission have not sat at Listowel to hear fair rent applications for nearly two years; whether tenants in the Listowel district, whose applications to fix fair rents were made nearly three years ago in sonic instances, are still unheard; what is the number of tenants' applications now awaiting trial at Listowel; and whether some steps can be taken to remedy this congested condition of the Land Court cases.


A list containing a large number of cases from the locality of Listowel, as well as cases from other districts in the County Kerry, was commenced at Killarney early last month, and is now in course of disposal. That list contains all cases from the districts listed in which applications to fix fair rents were lodged in the Land Commission prior to the 1st February, 1898. There are ninety cases from that portion of the Listowel Union situate in County Kerry, and twenty-two from that portion in County Limerick still unlisted.