To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. Peter Roe, who holds a farm of 180 acres of untenanted land on the eleven months system upon the White estate at Curraghmore, Borrisin-Ossory, Queen's County, seeks to become purchaser under the Act of 1903; and, in view of the fact that Mr. Roe is in possession of 700 acres of land, and that there are deserving persons in the locality who claim portion of the Curraghmore farm, will he see that the sale to Mr. Roe is not sanctioned.
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received a resolution passed by the Borris-in-Ossory branch of the United Irish League relative to the proposed sale of the estate of Mr. Robert V. White, situate at Skierk and Curraghmore, Borrisin-Ossory, Queen's County, pointing out that there is untenanted land amounting to 700 acres on the estate, and that the eleven months graziers, with the approval of the landlord, have applied t become purchasers of same; will he state whether a memorial has been received from the parish priest of Borrisin-Ossory enclosing a list of parties eligible under the Land Act, 1903, for portion of this untenanted land; and can he say what course the Commissioners propose to adopt in this matter. (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that, up to the present, proceedings for the sale of the estate mentioned in these two Questions have not been instituted before them. The Commissioners, however, have received the resolution and memorial referred to, and will duly consider the alleged matter of fact when the estate comes before them to be dealt with.