HC Deb 06 May 1908 vol 188 cc254-5

On behalf of the hon. Member for South Londonderry, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland whether portions of the lands of Donore, Ballivor, county Meath, have recently been sold to the Estates Commissioners and divided by them amongst John Killain, Thomas Fitzsimon, and Joseph Kennedy; whether, prior to the sale to the Commissioners, a cattle-drive took place on these lands in consequence of their being sub-let under the eleven months' grazing system; whether John Killain, Thomas Fitzsimon, and Joseph Kennedy have advertised, or are now advertising, for grazing under the eleven months' system the lands so divided among them by the Commissioners; and, if so, whether the Commissioners will take steps in reference to the matter.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have sold portions of the land of Donore to the persons named in the Question. It is not the case that a cattle-drive took place on. the lands prior to the sale to the Commissioners. The Commissioners have no information as to the alleged letting of lands by the purchasers for grazing.