§ MR. MEAGHER
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether a claim has been lodged with the Estates Commissioners by the representatives of Thomas Mullins, 773 who was evicted in 1888 from a holding on the Castleinch, county Kilkenny, estate of the Karl of Desart; and whether, seeing that the holding has been farmed on the eleven months system by a publican named Martin Murphy, of Kells, he will say what steps, if any, have been taken by the Estates Commissioners to reinstate the representative of Mullins to the holding.
I am informed that Thomas Mullins was not a tenant of the Earl of Desart and was not evicted by him. Mullins appears to have been at one time a sub-tenant of the late Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, who was one of Lord Desart's tenants. The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have not received an application from the representatives of Mullins.