§ MR. MURPHY (Kerry, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the cause of the delay in securing the reinstatement of the evicted tenants on the Morrogh Bernard Estate, county Kerry; whether the inspector of the Estates Commissioners visited and reported on the estate, and what was the substance of such Report as to the question of reinstatement; whether the claims of Mr. Morty Buckley have been yet investigated and decided upon by the Commissioners; and whether there is any proposal before the Commissioners! to exclude the town-land of Faha, or any part of it, from the proposed sale.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that their inspector has visited the former holdings of five evicted tenants, including Mortimer Buckley, on the estate in question. The owner has expressed his willingness to sell to the evicted tenants at the inspector's estimated price in all the cases except one, which is still under consideration. The owner, however, does not wish to reinstate these persons until the whole estate has been inspected and dealt with. The Commissioners have recently made an order that the whole estate shall be inspected without delay and the proceedings expedited. Portions of Faha East, comprising the vendor's demesne, a smithy, and 79 labourers' cottages have been excluded from the estate proposed to be sold.