HC Deb 21 June 1904 vol 136 cc698-9

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the action of Colonel J. H. Dopping, a land agent in county Longford, who recently deprived some three or four tenants of their turbary rights in the Larkfield Bog, and when they then proceeded to make mud turf for their winter's fire sent in his men and smashed up their turf; and, if so, whether, in view of Section 21 of the Land Purchase Act of 1903, he will direct the Estates Commissioners' attention to the case, with a view to such action being taken as will enable these tenants to obtain turbary for the coming season.


Section 21 enables the Commissioners to make regulations as to turbary on holdings in the event of the sale of an estate. No application has been made to them in respect of the estate in question.

In reply to a further Question.


The Commissioners will take into consideration all the circumstances of the case.