§ MR. KENDAL O'BRIEN (Tipperary, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mrs. Lamphier and her tenants have signed and lodged with the Estates Commissioners agreements for sale and purchase of her estate at Foilacumin, barony of Slievardagh, and county Tipperary; whether he is aware that on this estate there were two evicted tenants, Messrs. McCormac and Feehan, whose farms since their evictions have been held in possession by the owner; can he say why the farms have not been given back to those evicted tenants when the other tenants have arranged for purchase; and will he give instructions to the Estates Commissioners not to sanction the sale of this estate until the evicted tenants shall have been reinstated.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
Agreements have been lodged. Applications for reinstatement were received from Messrs. Cormac and Feehan as representatives of former teants. These former tenants, however, had not been evicted, but had received monetary compensation for surrendering their holdings to the landlord. The persons named, therefore, have no claim to reinstatement.