§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the cause of delay in reinstating Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. O'Shaughnessy in their respective holdings at Aughanish Island, near 699 Borrigone, in the county of Limerick, from which they were evicted by the landlord, William Lane Joynt; and will the Commissioners see that they be no longer kept out of them.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners' offer for the purchase of the two evicted farms in this case was refused, but it is understood that proceedings for the sale to the Commissioners of the entire estate are about to be instituted; and, in the event of their acquiring the property, they will deal with the question of reinstating the evicted tenants named.