§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say whether the Estates Commissioners have entered into any negotiations for the purchase of the untenated land on the Goold Estate, Athea, county Limerick, containing upwards of 200 acres, and which is let to graziers every year, in view of the sale of the tenanted portion of the estate to tenants; whether he is aware that there are about 100 tenants on the estate whose holdings are under £5 annual value; whether the Commissioners received the list of names of these tenants; and whether they will sanction the sale of the tenanted portion of the estate without seeing that the uneconomic holdings be enlarged.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
No, Sir; and no proceedings for the sale of the estate have come before the Commissioners. The question of untenanted land will be considered if the estate comes before them.