HC Deb 29 October 1909 vol 12 cc1423-4W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he can state the amount already advanced to Mr. Ernest Hardy, of Cranna, Tynagh, county Galway, for land purchase; whether it is the intention of the Commissioners to make a further advance for the purchase of Cranna; and if he is aware that there are 15 uneconomic holdings surrounding it.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that no advance appears to have been made to Ernest Hardy under the Land Purchase Acts, but he has applied for an advance under the Irish Land Act, 1903, for the purchase of the lands of Crannagh, and Ballyglass, which appear to be in his occupation as tenant. When the estate is being dealt with in order of priority by the Commissioners due inquiries will be made as regards the other matters referred to in the question.