§ MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland can he say whether Thomas Molony, of Castlewaller, Now-port, county Tipperary, evicted a few years since by his landlord, John B. Barrington, has as yet been reinstated; is he aware that John B. Barrington, when only agent on the property to Captain Hamilton, before his having 343 purchased the estate over the heads of the tenants, induced the late Michael Molony, brother and predecessor in tenancy of Thomas Molony, to exchange the tenancy under which he and his people before him hold the farm form any years from a leasehold into an eleven months one, thereby shutting him out from the benefits of the Act of 1881; and will the Estates Commissioners use their best endeavours to enable Molony to be reinstated and admitted to purchase, as the other tenants on the property who have purchased for the past few years.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have investigated Thomas Molony's application for reinstatement and have decided to take no action in the case. It has been judicially decided that the lands in which Molony seeks reinstatement are demense lands, and moreover it appears that the applicant is already in possession of a holding of about fifty acres.