HC Deb 21 March 1904 vol 132 cc242-3
MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the farm at Knockaroo, Queen's County, from which the late Malachi Kelly was evicted in 1880 for non-payment of one year's rent, and which remained untenanted up to the introduction of the Land Bill last session, has been let to a tenant within the past year; and whether, in view of the fact that the evicted tenant's widow, Mrs. Kelly, claims reinstatement under the Land Act, 1903, the Estates Commissioners will sanction an advance for purchase to the present occupier.


There is no application before the Estates Commissioners for the purchase of the estate containing the farm referred to. But in such event the question of sanctioning an advance in respect of a newly created tenancy, as well as the claims of evicted tenants, will be carefully considered.