§ MR. SHEEHAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether a statement of claim has been received by the Estates Commissioners from Bridget Maynehan, Patrick Colter, and John J. Riordan, sub-tenants on the McCarthy O'Leary estate, at Coomlegane, Millstreet, County Cork; has the town and agricultural portion of this estate been already sold to the tenants, and agreements filed with the Commissioners in respect thereof; hive the sub-tenants named offered to purchase on similar terms to other purchasing tenants; and will he state what steps will be taken to secure to them equal rights with all the other tenants on the estate.
§ MR. CHERRY
The Estates Commissioners have received a statement from the persons named. Purchase agreements comprising the agricultural holdings on the O'Leary estate, County Cork, and a number of town plots in 1424 Millstreet, were lodged with the Commissioners in 1907. When the estate is being dealt with in its order of priority the Commissioners will consider whether, having regard to the provisions of Section 15 of the Irish Land Act, 1903, they will, for the purposes of sale, declare the sub-tenants to be tenants of the land in their exclusive possession.