To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if the Estates Commissioners have received an application from Mr. Tangney, of Scartaglen, county Kerry, as an evicted tenant; and if they have taken any steps in connection therewith. (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have received an application from John Tangney, and have ascertained that the applicant was evicted in 1893, was reinstated in 1899, and in 1902 purchased his holding under the older Land Purchase Acts. The Commissioners cannot make a grant to Tangney, which is apparently what he wants.
MR. JOHN MURPHY