§ Mr. MEAGHER
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he can say what steps, if any, have been taken by the Estates Commissioners in the case of Peter Kelly, of Blanchfields Park, county Kilkenny, state of Lady Annally; is he aware that in 1883, ten days previous to the expiration of the time of the redemption of his holding, he tendered to Mr. Maud, the agent to Lady Annally, his full rent with costs, and at whose suggestion he withheld his rent on the plea that he would write to the landlady for a rebate of the costs, but that he was afterwards evicted without further notice; and will he see that this man's case will be immediately attended to with a view of restoring him to his holding or an equivalent holding?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I understand that Peter Kelly died many years ago. The Estates Commissioners received an application from his sister for reinstatement, and, after considering all the circumstances of the case, decided not to take any action in the matter.