§ 54. Mr. BOLAND
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Trent Stoughton estate, near Waterville, has not yet been vested in the tenants who purchased their holdings several years ago; and the reason of the delay and give approximately the date when the transfer will be completed?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
This estate is the subject of a direct sale under the Irish Land Act, 1903, and the holdings were vested in the purchasing tenants on the 15th April, with the exception of seventeen in the Town-lands of Kilmackerrin East and West. Having regard to the congested condition of these lands, the Commissioners are not prepared to vest them in the tenants, and they are in communication with the Congested Districts Board with a view to ascertaining whether the Board will purchase them.