HC Deb 23 March 1910 vol 15 cc1135-6W

asked the Chief Secretary if he can state what position James Dunnican holds as occupier of an evicted farm on the Boyd-Rochfort estate, near Dysart, South Westmeath; whether he will be accepted as a purchasing tenant under the Land Commission for the same; what will be the position of the son of the former occupant, named John Gavagan, who is now a minor, but entitled to reinstatement under the Acts of 1903–7; and whether, when he reaches the age of twenty-one years, his application for reinstatement will be eligible for consideration?


The Estates Commissioners have decided to take no action in the matter of John Gavagan's application for reinstatement in the holding on the above estate at one time occupied by his father, and now in the occupation of his sister's husband, James Dunnican. The latter has signed an agreement to purchase the holding as tenant under the Irish Land Act, 1903. The estate will be dealt with in order of priority, but its turn has not come and the holdings have not therefore yet been vested in the purchasing tenants.