HC Deb 13 May 1907 vol 174 c599

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the cause of the delay in reinstating Mr. John O'Brien, Aughamuldoney, county Fermanagh, to the holding from which he was evicted on the estate of Mr. James Johnston, D.L., Kinlough, county Leitrim, the farm having been inspected by the Estates Commissioners on 24th January, 1907, and the agent having informed Mr. O'Brien that the Estates Commissioners had bought the farm at £155.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Commissioners have considered their inspector's report on this case, and have now informed the owner of the price which they are prepared to give for the holding, with the object of reinstating O'Brien, provided that he should sign an agreement to purchase at that price.