HC Deb 26 February 1906 vol 152 cc796-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have any further communication to make in regard to the evicted tenants J. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Mary Cronin, on the estate of Mr. N. N. Leader, Rosnalee, Dromagh, county Cork; and whether, as the originating application, which included these tenants with the sanction of the landlord, was served in July, 1905, immediate steps will be taken to reinstate them in readiness for spring agricultural work; and further, if Mr. Leader, who has a quantity of untenanted land in his possession, expresses his willingness to sell the same, or a portion thereof, to the Commissioners at a reasonable price, will that body inquire into the question of purchase at an early opportunity with a view to resale of the lands to other evicted tenants of the neighbourhood, to deserving labourers and others entitled under the Land Act of 1903.


In the Originating Application in respect of the sale of this estate, which was lodged in June, 1905, the former holding of J. Fitzpatrick is set out as untenanted land which the vendor contemplates selling as parcels; and the former holding of Mary Cronin is set out as part of the vendor's demesne, and other land which he proposes to sell to, and repurchase from, the Commissioners. The Commissioners hope soon to be able to make inquiries into the case of these and other evicted tenants in the county Cork.