HC Deb 16 July 1912 vol 41 c230W

asked why the Estates Commissioners failed to fence the portion of land in Kiltegan apportioned to Hugh Byrne; whether, in consequence of the default of that body, Hugh Byrne has been threatened by the Baltinglass Board of Guardians with an injunction in the High Court of Justice in Ireland to restrain him from trespassing on their lands; and, if expense be incurred in these proceedings, will the Estates Commissioners pay the cost of the same?


The Estates Commissioners allotted four acres to the guardians of Baltinglass Union for a dispensary residence. The guardians then asked the Commissioners to fence the plot allotted to them, and alleged that Byrne, the occupier of an adjoining allotment, was trespassing on their land. The Commissioners are not prepared to sanction any expenditure in fencing the plot allotted to the guardians, which is a matter for the guardians themselves. The reply to the last paragraph of the question is in the negative.