§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received an application from Mrs. Anne Connell, of Coolmahane, Kilbrin, Kanturk, county Cork, claiming reinstatement as an evicted tenant on the Leader estate, at Currass; is the farm from which Mrs. Connell was evicted at present in the occupation of a planter named John Fitzpatrick; can he say whether this man has expressed his willingness to Mr. Vaughan, estates inspector, to surrender: the evicted farm on receiving compensation; what were the nature of the negotiations which passed between the estates inspector and Fitzpatrick; and I will he state whether the evicted tenant's claim has been ruled on; and, if so, with what result.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have received the application referred to and have had the case investigated by their inspector. They are about to consider their inspector's Report, and in the meantime do not think it desirable to enter into details.