HC Deb 29 October 1908 vol 195 cc505-6
MR. C. MACVEIGH (Donegal, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what the Estate Commissioners have done in the case of John M'Monagle, who was evicted from his farm situated on the estate of Colonel Lyle, Ballybofey, county Donegal, and applied for reinstatement some time ago without success; whether he is aware that a solicitor after-wards swore an affidavit setting out the facts, and asked for a reconsideration of the case, and will he say if it was reconsidered, and with what result, and, if his application was rejected, why; and whether the Estates Commissioners will take steps to have M'Monagle reinstated before they sanction the sale of Colonel Lyle's estate.


The Estates Commissioners received from the person named an application for reinstatement in a farm from which his cousin had been evicted, and after due inquiry decided to take no action in the matter. Subsequently, the applicant's solicitor submitted an affidavit and asked for reconsideration. The Commissioners thereupon fully reconsidered the case and decided to adhere to their ruling.