HC Deb 06 July 1909 vol 7 cc1173-4W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will state the present condition of the negotiations between Mr. Beirne and the Estates Commissioners for the acquisition by the latter of the lands of Tonlegee; whether he is aware that a considerable time since the offer of the Commissioners was accepted by Mr. Beirne, and that nothing has been done by the Commissioners to complete the transaction; and whether, in view of the dissatisfaction in the locality arising from the prolonged delay, and of the fact that Mr. Beirne has threatened to evict the herd, the Commissioners will endeavour to bring these negotiations to an early termination?


The owner has not accepted the formal offer of the Estates Commissioners for the purchase of these lands, and until this is done the Commissioners can take no further steps in the matter.