HC Deb 17 July 1902 vol 111 c524
MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the town of Maryborough is threatened with a fuel famine, owing to the action of the owner in depriving a number of small tenants of the right they have hitherto enjoyed to cut and sell turf off the bogs of Coolnamona; and, seeing that these tenants had judicial rents fixed, with a right of turbary reserved to them, whether he can take any steps to preserve their rights to these tenants.


There is no danger of a fuel famine in Maryborough. If the remainder of the question refers to the cases of some tenants whose rents were fixed on the basis of an undertaking given by the landlord to allow them free turbary for the use of their holdings, I would observe that this undertaking did not extend to the right to sell turf, as alleged. In any case the enforcement of the respective rights of landlord and tenant is not a matter calling for my intervention. †See preceding volume, p. 938.