§ Mr. HOGAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. James Wallace, of Cangort Park, Shinrone, King's County, is the owner of about 180 acres at Kilcunnihin More, formerly Trench estate, North Tipperary, and about 170 acres at Wingfield, formerly Crosdale or Spunner estate, North Tipperary; is he aware that the above estates were purchased by the said Wallace under the Irish Land Act, 1903; and will be state what was the amount advanced by the Land Commissioners in connection with the sale of these estates?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The Estates Commissioners inform me that no advance appears to have been made or applied for for the purchase of these lands under the Land Purchase Acts.
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that the extent of the 1309 lands referred to is 552 acres, and that an advance of £5,000 was made for their purchase, the balance of the purchase money (£4,361) being lodged by Mr. Kenny.
§ Mr. W. MOORE
Will he consider the advisability of giving public information about a private transaction of a man who is severely boycotted and under police protection?
§ Mr. J. CULLINAN
May I ask whether this man and his brothers graze enormous tracts of land in more counties on the 11 months' system, and are trying to extract enormous sums from the Estates Commissioners?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I am informed by the Land Commission that the amount of the purchase money advanced in the case referred to was £1,000.