HC Deb 19 July 1909 vol 8 cc27-8

asked if the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been called to the recent trial in Dublin of Dolan v. Birmingham and others, arising out of alleged boycotting at Monte, county Westmeath; if he had noted the admissions made by witnesses for the plaintiff of fraudulent misrepresentation for the purposes of obtaining advances to purchase land, and the judge's comments thereon; and what action, if any, the Irish Government proposed to take in this and similar cases when fraud was admitted, or proved, to punish the offenders, and protect the Treasury and the ratepayers of Ireland?


The attention of the Estates Commissioners has been called to this case and to the learned judge's charge, as reported in the daily newspapers. Proceedings have been instituted before the Commissioners for the sale of the estate in question, but it has not yet been inspected. When it comes to be dealt with in order of priority, the Commissioners will consider the matters disclosed in this case.