HC Deb 23 June 1913 vol 54 cc804-5W

asked the Chief Secretary the cause of delay in acquiring the Fuge estate at Templemary, county Cork; whether he is aware that the estate was voluntarily offered for sale to the Irish Land Commissioners in the year 1908; and whether he is aware that a portion of the estate was allotted to evicted tenants over two years ago?


The Estates Commissioners inform me that this estate has not yet been reached in order of priority, and the Commissioners have no power to deal with it until it is so reached. The lands referred to in the last portion of the question were acquired under the Evicted Tenants Act, 1907, and have been distributed.


asked the Chief Secretary whether he can state if the Congested Districts Board has acquired the whole of the Goodall estate, in the parish of Kilbride, county Roscommon; and, if so, why the portion held by Messrs. Connor and Brennan, comprising about 200 Irish acres, has not yet been taken possession of; and when the Board will enter into possession of the same?


The Congested Districts Board have purchased portion of the Goodall estate, comprising about 530 acres. The Board understand that another portion of the estate was sold direct to the tenants under the Act of 1903, and included the holdings sold to Thomas P. Brennan and Michael J. O'Connor.