§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say whether the Estates Commissioners have yet acquired a holding for Thomas Bridgeman, of Cunigar, Askeaton, in the County of Limerick, in lieu of his uncle's (Patrick Noonan, deceased); and is he aware that Noonan, before his death, bequeathed to him his interest in a holding to which, as an evicted tenant, he was entitled under the Irish Land Act, 1903, and which was actually marked out for him at Mount Shannon, in the said county, by an inspector of the Estates Commissioners.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have recently received an application from Thomas Bridgeman, who claims as nephew of Patrick Noonan, and they will consider it when applications of an earlier date have been disposed of. It is the fact that the Commissioners proposed to allot to Noonan a parcel of land on the Mount Shannon estate, but he died without coming into possession of it.