HC Deb 03 March 1904 vol 131 cc75-6
MR. EDWARD BARRY (Cork County, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that an evicted tenant named Cornelius Sullivan, formerly living on the Beeves Estate, near Skibbereen, has failed to obtain shelter for himself and family for some months past, in consequence of the action of the police who have visited neighbours who had promised him a site for a house and induced them to break their promise to this evicted tenant; whether he will grant an inquiry into the conduct of the police in this matter and also direct the attention of the Estates Commissioners to this evicted tenant's case.


I am informed that this evicted tenant and his family are living in a labourer's cottage in the locality. The District Inspector of Constabulary assures me that the allegation in the Question affecting the police is entirely without foundation. Any application made by the evicted tenant to the Estates Commissioners will be considered.


Is it the fact that this tenant was refused the right of free sale by his landlord, who is a Dean of the Protestant Church?


I have no information as to that.