§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, whether the Estates Commissioners have received a claim for reinstatement from Mary Kiely, evicted tenant, on the Neville estate, near Macroom, county Cork; whether the facts in this case disclose that the original eviction was harsh and unjustifiable, and that the present claim is one which should be recognised; and will he state what steps the Commissioners intend to take to secure the restoration of Mary Kiely to a suitable holding?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have inquired into and considered Mary Kiely's application, and, in the exercise of the discretion vested in them, they have decided not to take any action in the matter.
§ Mr. BOLAND
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether an application has been received by the Estates Commissioners from Michael J. O'Sullivan, of Cappanacush, Templenoe, county Kerry, for reinstatement in a holding on the Mahony of Dromore estate from which he was evicted about the year 1884, and at present in the occupation of another holder; if so, what steps, if any, have been taken by the Estates Commissioners in the matter; and whether they will cause inquiries to be made with a view to Michael O'Sullivan's reinstatement?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have received an application from Michael J. O'Sullivan for reinstatement in a holding formerly occupied by his father. O'Sullivan is already in possession of the dwelling house and two-thirds of the holding, the remainder being in the possession of another tenant under an agreement entered into by him with O'Sullivan in the year 1901. The Commissioners do not intend to interfere in the matter.