§ DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W)
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.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
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.