§ MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutentant of Ireland is he aware that three years ago Mr. John B. Barrington sold to his tenants on his property at Castlewaller, Newport, county Tipperary, and can he say what progress has since been made with the Land Purchase Commission, or have the tenants as yet received their vesting orders; is he aware that Thomas Molony, one of the Castlewaller tenants, was evicted soon after the terms of purchase were arranged; has Mr. Barrington since consented to reinstate Mr. Molony; and, if not, will he instruct the Estates Commissioners to put themselves in communication with Mr. Barrington so as to bring about Mr. Molony's restoration to his farm in Castlewaller.
The Estates Commissioners inform me that no proceedings for the sale of the estate referred to have yet been instituted before them, and they have no knowledge of any negotiations for sale which may be pending. The Commissioners have received an application for reinstatement from Thomas Moloney, and will have the case inquired into as soon as may be possible.
§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
Is the right hon Gentleman aware that the negotiations for the sale of the estate have been going on for three and a half years?