§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say whether Thomas Franklin, of Ballykevoen, Cappawhite, county Tipperary, who was evicted from his holding about eighteen years ago by his landlord, the late Valentine Ryan, of Chadville, Cappawhite, county Tipperary, has yet boon reinstated; is he aware that the estates of the late Valentine Ryan in the counties of Tipperary and Limerick were sold to the tenants about seven years since; can he say whether an inspector has been sent from the Estates Commissioners to Thomas Franklin to inquire into the particulars of his eviction; and will he instruct the Estates Commissioners to approach Mrs. Helena Ryan, widow of the deceased Valentine Ryan, or his executors, Dr. Barry, of Thurles, and Thomas Kenny, solicitor, of George Street, Limerick, with the view of arranging for the reinstatement of Franklin.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have inquired into Thomas Franklin's case, but have not been able to effect his reinstatement. The present owner of the land from which Franklin was evicted has been approached by the Commissioners, but so far has not consented to his reinstatement. The Commissioners have placed Franklins name upon the list of applicants suitable to receive an allotment of land if it can be obtained.