§ MR. FLYNN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have any further statement to make in regard to the case of Mr. Timothy C. O'Callaghan, of Dromahane, Mallow, who was evicted from the Newman Estate though he offered to purchase upon the same terms as the other tenants whose agreements have boon sanctioned; is he aware that the Commissioners informed the Member for North Cork some months since that they were in communication with the vendor on the subject of O'Callaghan's eviction; and whether, having regard to the admittedly exceptional nature of this man's case, they are now prepared to take exceptional measures to bring about his reinstatement.
The Estates Commissioners have forwarded to me a copy of a letter which they sent to Mr. O'Callaghan on the 10th instant, setting forth the reasons given by the landlord for his refusal to sell to Mr. O'Callaghan, or to reinstate him after eviction. The Commissioners are awaiting a futher communication from Mr. O'Callaghan before deciding what action, if any, they may take in the matter. I will forward to the hon. Member a copy of the letter referred to.