HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 c1719W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that a man named Patrick Donohue, his wife, and eight children are at present living in a wretched cabin in the neighbourhood of their former holding; whether Donohue was evicted out of his holding on Colonel J. Lopdell's estate, Cappamore, Kinvarra, county Galway, sixteen years ago; and whether, in view of the promises made to reinstate the evicted tenants or otherwise provide for them elsewhere, can he explain why steps have not been taken by the Estates Commissioners to deal with the case of Donohue and his family?


I have no information as to the first paragraph of the question. The Estates Commissioners received an application from Patrick Donohue for reinstatement in a holding now occupied by six other tenants. His application was not lodged within the period mentioned in the Evicted Tenants Act, 1907, and cannot be dealt with under that Act.