asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have provided, and, if so, where, a farm for Mr. Carrigan, an evicted tenant on Lord Ashtown's county Waterford 1476 estate, whose old farm has been planted with trees by the landlord?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
Carrigan's name has been noted for consideration in the allotment of such untenanted land as the Estates Commissioners may acquire. They are not at present in a position to provide him with another holding, but the matter is receiving attention.
§ Mr. O'KELLY
asked the Chief Secretary if he could state upon what grounds the Estates Commissioners have refrained from restoring Bernard Martin to his former farm on the Countess of Kingston estate, in the parish of Ardcarne, county Roscommon; whether he is aware that Martin was evicted from this holding eighteen years ago for non-payment of rent; whether it is now held by the present heir to the estate, the Earl of Kingston; and whether he can give any approximate date at which Martin may expect to be restored to the farm in question?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have decided to take no action in reference to the application of Bernard Martin. The farm in question was put up for sale at the suit of a creditor who had obtained judgment against Martin, and the landlord exercised his right of pre-emption and paid the value of the tenant's interest as fixed by the court.