HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 cc1192-3W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in the case of Mr. James Kennelly's farm at Knockamoohane, near Listowel, North Kerry, on the Knight of Kerry's estate, the Estates Commissioners were satisfied, on the reports of their inspectors, that it was essential that a proper embankment should be erected so as to protect Mr. Kennelly's farm against the encroachments of the River Smearla, the said farm being the security which the Irish Land Commission would have for repayment to them of the purchase money to be advanced by them; if Mr. Kennelly's holding was vested in him before the embankment was completed; and what steps the Estates Commissioners propose to take for the purpose of seeing that the embankment is properly completed?


I am informed that this estate was sold by the owner direct to the tenants under the Irish Land Act, 1903, and purchase agreements, at prices agreed on between the parties, were lodged with the Estates Commissioners. In the case of Kennelly's holding, the Commissioners required the vendor to erect certain river protection works, and on the vendor undertaking to do so, the holding was vested in Kennelly in accordance with the terms of the purchase agreement signed by him. The improvement works have since been completed to the satisfaction of the Commissioners, and they do not propose to take any further action in the matter.