HC Deb 04 August 1903 vol 126 c1450

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a man named Francis Sweeney was evicted seven years ago from his farm at Keelogues, County Mayo; that he died twenty-four hours after the eviction; that his daughter has resided in the vicinity of the farm since the eviction; that the farm is to be sold by public auction on 5th August; and, if so, whether he will see that the sale is postponed so that she may have an opportunity of purchasing the farm under the coining Irish Land Act.


Sweeney died, am informed, two months before his family was evicted. I have no power to take action as suggested at the conclusion of the Question.

† See (4) Debates, cxxiv., 806.