HC Deb 04 May 1904 vol 134 c391
MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Rowe Estate has been in the Land Judge's Court over thirty years, that the rental was settled twenty-five years ago, and that the solicitors having carriage did nothing about having a sale until the tenants applied a week ago; and whether he can give any explanation regarding the delay.


No application was made to the Land Judge on behalf of the tenants in respect of the sale of this estate. But application was made on the 19th April by the solicitors having carriage of the proceedings, and the Land Judge gave the agent permission to negotiate with the tenants for the sale of their holdings.

MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

But is it the fact that this case was settled twenty-five years ago, and that the solicitor in charge has not made the slightest move?


He made application on the 19th April.


After twenty-five years!