§ MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state if the Congested Districts Board have purchased an estate from Dr. Kenny of Longford, county Galway; if so, a what date, and when may the tenants o small holdings in the neighbourhood expect that it shall be divided amongst them.
The Congested Districts Board's offer for the purchase of Dr. Comyn Kenny's estate at Longford, count) Galway, was accepted on 11th August 1904, but the property has not yet been vested in the Board. Until that is done the lands cannot be resold to the tenants. The matter is being expedited as much as possible.
Asked by Mr. FIELD as to the reason for the great delay in re-selling to the tenants, Mr. BRYCE replied that the work of the Congested Districts Board was very heavy and that might account for it.