HC Deb 18 April 1911 vol 24 cc843-4W

asked the Chief Secretary if he is aware that three evicted farms in the townlands of Coolalisheen, Ballynaparka, and Letrim, respectively, all on the estate of Mrs. Caroline Bourke, Ilicklach, Fermoy, were published in the "Dublin Gazette" of 17th June, 1910, for compulsory acquisition; was the Coolalisheen farm inspected in July last by the Estates Commissioners' inspector, and was a notice objecting to the acquisition of it lodged by Mrs. Bourke; as a result, have the Estates Commissioners withdrawn all proceedings for the compulsory acquisition of the farm; if so, can a copy of the notice of objection and a copy of the inspector's report be laid upon the Table of the House, or, failing this, can the documents be inspected at the Estates Commissioners' Office, Dublin; and when, approximately, will the farms, Ballynaparka and Letrim, formerly occupied by Patrick Myles, be in the hands of the Estates Commissioners?


The Estates Commissioners instituted proceedings for the acquisition, under the compulsory provisions of the Evicted Tenants Act, 1907, of the lands of Coolalisheen, Ballynaparka, N., and Letrim, on the estate of Mrs. Bourke, county Cork. The owner lodged an objection under Section 2 (1) of the Act, and the Commissioners after consideration discontinued the proceedings as regards Coolalisheen. They have made an offer for the other lands, but the owner has lodged a petition under Section 2 (5) of the Evicted Tenants Act, which has not yet been determined. The objection lodged by the owner is a filed document and can be inspected at the offices of the Commissioners. The reports of the Commissioners' inspectors are not available to the public.