HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 cc434-5

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, to state the reasons why Charles McCabe, of Clough, is kept out of a cottage in the Dalystane Electoral District, Granard (No. 1) Rural District, to a tenancy of which he was appointed two years ago; and will he direct the Local Government Board inspector to inquire into this case immediately.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The cottage in this case was authorised by a Provisional Order made by the Local Government Board in 1901, and, according to the contract entered into with the council, it should have been built by October 13th, 1903. Right of entry on the lands was, however, refused by the owner, Mr. Daly, and although the council lodged the compensation awarded for the plot in the Bank of Ireland in 1904, they have failed in their subsequent legal proceedings to obtain the owner's ejectment. From information recently received by the Local Government Board it appears that after signing a deed of conveyance of the plot to the council, the former owner sold a farm, including the plot, to Mr. Daly, who has been registered as owner of all the lands, and that at present the council are taking steps to have the register amended. The matter, therefore, appears one for the council themselves to deal with.