§ MR. FLYNN
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case before the Hon. Judge Boyd, in the Land Judges' Court on 10th inst., in the matter of the Dowling Estate; whether it has been brought to his notice that the tenants on the estate declared upon affidavit that they were evicted in 1881 for non-payment of a single year's rent (in which was included a hanging gale), and that upon the death of Thomas Dowling the tenants asked to be reinstated upon the condition of paying one year's rent, and in order to take advantage of the Land Purchase Act; will he explain why, by the sanction of the Receiver of the Court, the two sons of the deceased were accepted as tenants at a less rent than the original tenants offered and were willing to pay: whether he is aware that the two sons referred to have practically paid no rent at all; and what action does the Land Court intend to take in the matter?
§ MR. MADDEN
I have not called for a Report in regard to this question, nor have I any right to do so. The matter appears to be one entirely within the jurisdiction of the Judge, with whom the Government have no right to interfere.
§ MR. MADDEN
No, Sir; when a Judge exercises his jurisdiction in a matter he is clearly within his province. It is not customary, and it would be improper, for the Executive Government to interfere with him.