HC Deb 24 June 1907 vol 176 cc853-4
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Patrick Noonan, evicted tenant, of Cunigar, Askeaton, in the county of Limerick, was allotted some of the untenanted land on the Mountshannon estate in lieu of his evicted holding; that, subsequent to the allotment being made to him he died, leaving it to his nephew, Thomas Bridgeman, of Cunigar; whether he is aware that this allotment has been given to another evicted tenant, thereby depriving Bridgeman of it; and whether, under all the circumstances of the case, he will ask the Estates Commissioners to reconsider Bridgeman's case and give him some of the untenanted lands that will be next available in the county.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) Patrick Noonan was one of a number of evicted tenants who, about two years ago, applied to the Estates Commissioners for holdings on the Mountshannon estate. He was not given a holding, as the Commissioners did not then acquire the property. They subsequently purchased it, and the untenanted land was distributed last month. Noonan had died some months before, and therefore his name was not included.