HC Deb 13 November 1906 vol 164 cc1309-10

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a claim for reinstatement has been made by Michael Shanahan, of Farranreigh, Valentia Island, county Kerry, from which his father, Maurice Shanahan, was evicted in 1883; and whether, seeing that this farm does not constitute a portion of the Knight of Kerry's home farm now any more than it did at the time of the eviction, he will have inquiries instituted so that this man may be reinstated in his farm.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that they communicated with the landlord's agent with a view to the reinstatement of Michael Shanahan in the holding from which his father was evicted. The Commissioners were informed in reply that the holding now forms part of the landlord's home farm, and that the landlord has spent a considerable sum of money in improving it, and is not desirous of parting with it.