HC Deb 18 February 1904 vol 130 c254

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of Mrs. McGibney. Ballinacross, Granard, whose evicted farm has been taken by the sub-sheriff of county Longford; and, if so, will he explain under what authority the sub-sheriff, in the execution of his duty, bought in this farm and deprived the evicted tenant of it, and direct the attention of the Estate Commissioners to this case with a view to arranging through them for a resale to the evicted tenant.


I understand that this holding was let in the ordinary way to Mr. Robinson, who is sub-sheriff, but that he did not use his powers to obtain possession. Mrs. McGibney and her son are both dead; her daughter survives. In the absence of information as to whether the landlord proposes to sell the estate on which the evicted holding is situate, it is not possible to say whether the Commissioners have power to deal with the matter. If an application be made to them it will, of course, be considered.


Have you no power to restrain the sub-sheriff from taking possession?

[No answer was returned.]