HC Deb 26 October 1908 vol 194 cc1589-90

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received an application from John Fitzgerald, an evicted tenant on the Grehan estate, county Cork, for reinstatement in his holding at Tankardstown, from which he was evicted in June, 1879; whether Michael Walsh, who has only occupied this farm since 1903, is merely a grazier; and whether, seeing that John Fitzgerald and his two sons are fully capable of working a farm properly, the Commissioners would favourably consider his claim.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have received the application, and will consider it in due course. No proceedings appear to be pending before the Commissioners for the sale of the holding, and they are not in a position to state the tenure of the present occupant.