§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say when the Estates Commissioners will give a grant to Cornelius Cahill, of Clonoul, Croagh, in the county of Limerick, evicted tenant, to enable him to work his evicted farm, in which he has been reinstated by the landlord; and whether, seeing that there is little likelihood of an immediate sale of the estate by the landlord to the tenants, they will do so without waiting until a sale takes place.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have asked for the landlord's consent to an inspection of the holding with a view to arranging a sale to Cornelius Cahill. If a sale should be arranged the Commissioners will consider the question of making a grant to Cahill, otherwise they have no power to make such a grant.