HC Deb 19 June 1907 vol 176 c462

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will advise the Land Commissioners for Ireland to reconsider the case of Joseph Geoghegan, of Tyrrellspass, an evicted tenant whose reinstatement has been refused on the grounds that his eviction did not take place within twenty-five years before the passing of the Irish Land Act of 1903, although the said tenant was not evicted for the non-payment of rent but only because the landord wanted the land, and subsequently had the house levelled; and if, now that the same lands are in the hands of the Estates Commissioners for distribution, he will advise them to give the preference to the said Joseph Geoghegan as against other evicted tenants brought from a distance.


The lands in question have not yet come into the hands of the Estates Commissioners for distribution. If the Commissioners should acquire the, lands, they will consider the Question of assigning a portion to the evicted tenant mentioned in the Question.