§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received a statement of claim from an evicted tenant named John R. O'Sullivan in respect of lands on the estate of Mrs. Jane J. Singleton, situate at Cloughoulabeg E.D., Drishane, union of Millstreet, and at present in occupation of a planter named Richard T. Pomeroy; has this claim been investigated and reported on by an estates inspector; and, if so, will he say whether John R. O'Sullivan has been noted as a person to whom the provisions of the Evicted Tenants Bill may apply, and who will be restored to his older holding or one of equivalent value.
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received an application from Mr. John R. O'Sullivan asking to be reinstated in his former holding on the lands of Cloughonlabeg E.D., Drishane, union of Millstreet, and estate of Mrs. Singleton; are these evicted lands at present in the hands of the middleman, Daniel Sullivan, and, if so, will he state whether the latter has been approached with a view to allowing the evicted tenant back to his old farm; what has been the result of the inquiries and investigations carried out at the instance of the Estates Commissioners in regard to this case; and when may the evicted tenant hope to be restored to the land again.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have received applications from John R. O'Sullivan for reinstatement in holdings now occupied by Richard Pomeroy and Daniel Sullivan. The Commissioners have fully investigated both cases, and have decided that they can take no action in either.