HC Deb 25 April 1907 vol 173 c286
MR. GILHOOLY (Cork County, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether in December last the agents to the O'Donovan, Bird, and Browne estates, situate in the parish of Kilcrohane, county Cork, made otters of sale to the Congested Districts Board; will he say whether the Congested Districts Board have since made offers of purchase; and, if not, can he state the cause of the delay in their not doing so.


The Congested Districts Board have purchased the Bird Estate and have agreed to purchase the O'Donovan Estate, but it has not yet been vested in them. Another estate belonging to Messrs. Bird and Harding, and one belonging to Miss Browne were offered for sale to the Board in January. The Inspector's Reports on these estates will be brought before the Board at their next meeting, when the question of purchase will be considered. There has been no delay in dealing with the matter.