§ Mr. VINCENT KENNEDY
asked the Chief Secretary if the Estates Commissioners propose to acquire the lands of Portaliffe and Disart, near Killeshandra; are they aware that these untenanted lands are advertised for sale on the 29th November instant; and will he direct the Estates Commissioners to at once negotiate in these or other suitable cases with a view to acquiring land for the county Cavan evicted tenants?1286W
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners understand that the lands which the owner proposes to sell on the 29th instant comprise some forty-four acres in the immediate vicinity of Killeshandra, and that they are being put up for sale at the request of some of his tenants in the town and neighbourhood who require accommodation land. The Commissioners have no power to interfere with the proposed sale. There are now only nine county Cavan evicted tenants whose applications have been provisionally noted by the Commissioners who are in negotiation for the purchase of other lands, in the allotment of which these applications will be noted.