HC Deb 04 July 1906 vol 160 cc42-3
MR. O'MARA (Kilkenny, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the tenants of the Robert Tyndall estate, Kilmacow, county Kilkenny, were negotiating for purchase and that the best offer which the landlord would make was 26.6 years purchase of present rents; whether the Estates Commissioners will consent to act as arbitrators between landlord and tenants, if requested by the tenants; whether he is aware that, on the failure of negotiations for sale, the landlord took stops to enforce immediate payment of present rents, and obtained from the courts writs for seizure, and whether he will take such steps as will safeguard these tenants from further proceedings of this nature?


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 not been asked by any of the persons concerned to intervene as conciliators in pursuance of the regulations. If such a request should be made by the tenants, and they should be furnished with particulars of the estate, they will be prepared to consider whether this is a case in which their intervention would be likely to lead to an amicable settlement.