§ Mr. DUFFY
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that Michael Clancy, at present residing with his family at Castle Ellen, Athenry, was evicted out of his holding at Cursane, Athenry, 10th September, 1902; whether he is aware that an application was sent in under the Evicted Tenants Act by Mr. Clancy in July, 1907; whether the application was considered; and, seeing that no provision was made for him under the Evicted Tenants Act, will he recommend the Estates Commissioners to consider the claim of this evicted tenant in connection with the supply of untenanted land in the hands of the Congested Districts Board in the neighbourhood?
§ Mr. DUKE
I am informed by the Estates Commissioners that Michael Clancy, of Castle Ellen, County Galway, wrote to them on the 19th August, 1915, saying that his mother had been evicted in 1902 from a holding on the Browne estate. No previous application for reinstatement was received by the Commissioners, and as an application was not received before the date (1st May, 1907) specified in the Evicted Tenants Act, 1907, he does not come within the class of evicted tenants for whom the Estates Commissioners have power to provide holdings under that Act. If proceedings for the sale of the estate on which the evicted holding is situate are instituted under the Land Purchase Acts, this application for reinstatement will be considered.