§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked whether the Estates Commissioners inquired into the circumstances attending the eviction of Daniel Dorgan from his farm at Killigrohane, Mallard estate, Dean Madden, in April, 1885; whether the area of his holding was 260 acres and rent £290; whether, having gone through the hands of successive planters, this farm is now let to a Mr. Beamish at a rent of £110; is he aware that prior to his eviction Mr. Dorgan offered to pay every penny of the one and a-half years' rent due if a fair value was placed upon it, and that the claim of this evicted tenant was recognised and a holding offered to him by the Estates Commissioners, which Mr. Dorgan refused, as it was only part of a swamp, wet boggy land, and unsuitable for farming; and, seeing that this man suffered loss and injustice by his original eviction, will the Estates Commissioners reconsider his claim to reinstatement in a holding of some substantial value?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners received an application from Daniel Dorgan for reinstatement in a holding of 259 acres on the estate of Dean Madden formerly held by him at a yearly846W rent of £290. The holding appears to be now in the occupation of another tenant, but the Commissioners are not aware at what rent. Dorgan's name was provisionally noted to be provided with another holding by the Commissioners, but on further inquiry it transpired that his former holding was not one to which the Land Law Acts applied, and in the circumstances he does not come within the class of evicted tenants for whom the Commissioners can provide holdings.
§ Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSY
asked whether the Estates Commissioners intend to provide John O'Neill, of Rockhill, Bruree, county Limerick, with a holding in lieu of the one on the Carlton property from which he was evicted?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners received an application from John O'Neill for reinstatement in a holding formerly occupied by him on the estate of Baker Carlton and others, county Limerick, and now in the occupation of another tenant, and they have noted O'Neill's name for consideration in the allotment of untenanted land acquired by them.