HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 cc1316-7
10. Mr. BOLAND

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of the frequent representations made on the subject, the Congested Districts Board are now in a position to state when the work of improvements on the estate of Daniel O'Connell, of Darrynane, will be undertaken, and, in particular, when the construction of a road to the bog on Cahirnageeha will be undertaken, in view of the absence of supplies of turf in the district?


Having regard to the resources in money and staff at the Board's command, no important work can be undertaken on the estate referred to before next summer. The Board have not decided to make the road mentioned, but before they undertake the rearrangements of the estate they will have before them a scheme with an estimate of expenditure for necessary works, and will carry out, within the limits of the money available, such as they think most urgent and desirable for the permanent improvement of the estate.

22. Mr. LYNCH

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of local troubles in connection with Tiermanagh farm on the Kelly Kenny estate, West Clare, and in order to allay the dissatisfaction that prevails among the congests of the neighbourhood owing to the distribution of the holdings on that farm, he will prepare a Report on this case, and take steps to satisfy local opinion?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to his question of 24th July last. The arrangements by which the land referred to was disposed of cannot now be disturbed.


Has the right hon. Gentleman any personal acquaintance with this matter, and. if not, will he look into it, and I will raise it again?


If the hon. Member asks me to look into this matter, I certainly will, but I got the necessary information to answer him to-day. Any papers that are available I will investigate, and I will do anything further that is required.