§ Mr. KENDAL O'BRIEN
asked the Chief Secretary whether 200 acres of the Goring estate, Ballynonty, county Tipperary, is at present held on the eleven months' system by a man named Hughes, who has other large farms; whether it is intended to create a tenancy for him so as to make him eligible to purchase this farm; and, seeing that there are a number of uneconomic holdings around this land and some evicted tenants in the locality, will the Commissioners refuse to entertain any proposal from Hughes?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have not yet dealt with this estate under the Irish Land Act, 1903, as its turn has not come, but, from an examination of the papers lodged, there would not seem to be any untenanted land on the estate available for distribution. A man named Denis Hughes appears to hold 79 acres of Loughbrack at a judicial rent of £18 1s. 6d. fixed in January, 1898, but no purchase agreement has yet been lodged in respect of his holding.