HC Deb 19 March 1906 vol 154 cc92-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of † See (4) Debates, cliii., 882. Ireland whether he is aware that an evicted tenant named Christopher Kennedy, with three sons, aged respectively twenty-seven, twenty-four, and twenty, applied for a holding on the Goodbody estate; and whether, seeing that Kennedy was in possession of his old home for over forty years, until dispossessed by the Agricultural Board, in order to take up possession, the Commissioners will give immediate consideration to Kennedy's application for a holding before it is all distributed amongst the large land proprietors in the neigbourhood.


I am informed that Kennedy was not a tenant on the Goodbody estate, but was employed on the estate as a herd. The question of providing Kennedy with a certain portion of the land which would be suitable for his present business of a butcher is at present under the consideration of the Department of Agriculture and the Estates Commissioners.