HC Deb 28 February 1910 vol 14 c587

asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention had been drawn to a resolution of the Roscommon District Council requesting the Congested Districts Board to arrange to purchase the Tonlagee farm for distribution among the neighbouring tenants; whether this farm, and its owner, Mr. J. Byrne, of Ballinasloe, had been more or less boycotted for the past three years, with the object of compelling him to sell the farm at a price settled by the local branch of the United Irish League; and whether he would represent to the Congested Districts Board that, in view of the persistent intimidation which had been practised, it was not desirable to interfere in the matter?


My attention has been drawn to the resolution in question, but I am informed that the question of the purchase of this farm is not at present before the Congested Districts Board.