HC Deb 06 May 1908 vol 188 cc249-50
MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received a letter from Mr. Edward Fitzgerald, solicitor, Mallow, acting for the small landholders and labourers on the Colthurst estate, Ballyvourney, in which he enters strong legal protest against the manner in which the alleged tenancy of Jeremiah Hegarty, in the holding known as the Home Farm, was determined; whether he is aware that in the will and schedule of assets of the late Jeremiah Hegarty no mention whatever was made of the Home Farm, showing that the late Mr. Hegarty had no disposing power in regard to this farm, and had accordingly no valid tenancy in it; and, in view of the facts set forth in Mr. Fitzgerald's letter, will he state whether the Estates Commissioners propose to reconsider this matter.


The Estates Commissioners have received a letter from Mr. Fitzgerald to the effect stated in the Question. The matter referred to has been disposed of by the Commissioners judicially, after hearing all the parties concerned, and they do not propose to reconsider it.