HC Deb 10 October 1912 vol 42 cc538-9W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have purchased the estate of J. S. Winter, Palmyra, near Mullagh, county Cavan; and, if so, is it their intention to divide it among the uneconomic holdings in the district?


The Estates Commissioners have had an inspection made of some 270 acres of the lands of Cornaglare or Palmyra, on the estate of the late J. S. Winter, county Cavan, and have communicated to the present owner's solicitors their preliminary estimate of the amount which they would be prepared to advance for the purchase of these lands if offered for sale as untenanted land to the Commissioners. They are at present in communication with the solicitors on the subject. If the lands are acquired by the Commissioners the wants and circumstances of the small holders in the locality will be duly considered in the allotment of the land.


asked whether the vesting orders have yet been issued on the estate of Lord Cork, at Charleville, county Cork; if not, will a special inspection be made on the townland of Ballingone, Charleville, where several tenants suffered severely owing to recent floods; and, in view of the probable recurrence of such floods, will something be done to save those tenants from being ruined and robbed, as in some cases the hay was swept away for miles by recent breaks in river banks?


This estate is the subject of proceedings for sale direct by the owner to the tenants, but is not in priority for payment during the present year, and the holdings have not, therefore, yet been vested in the purchasing tenants. When the estate is reached in its turn the matters referred to will be considered by the Estates Commissioners.