§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether Mr. John Creagh Hartnett, of Listowel, has offered for sale to the Estates Commissioners his non-residential farm of about 200 acres of land situate at Moynsha, near Abbeyfeale, for division amongst the labourers and to enlarge uneconomic holdings; when was the farm inspected and reported upon; and whether any offer has yet been made to Mr. Hartnett, who is anxious to have this land divided amongst the poor of the district.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have, with Mr. Hartnett's consent, had a preliminary inspection made of the lands of Shanbally which are at present in his occupation, and they are about to intimate to Mr. Hartnett the price they would be prepared to offer for the lands if formal proceedings for sale were instituted and the existing land purchase annuity redeemed.