HC Deb 21 December 1893 vol 20 c70

On behalf of my hon. Friend the Member for the Harbour Division of Dublin, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will inquire into the proceedings which have been taken against Cornelius Horgan, a tenant on the Massy estate, at Cahircaveen, near Macroom, for eviction from his holding for nonpayment of rent; whether these proceedings have been taken by the direction of the Chief Receiver to the Court of Chancery in Ireland; is he aware that the tenant, Cornelius Horgan, has offered to pay all arrears of rent according to an arrangement come to between him and the Receiver, but subsequently broken by the Receiver; and that, owing to the fact that Horgan had been a caretaker under the 7th section of the Land Act of 1887, and that his time for redemption had expired, the Receiver has refused to allow him to continue as tenant; and whether the landlord, Mr. Massy, is opposed to the proceedings against this tenant?


Ejectment proceedings were instituted against two joint tenants on the estate referred to for non-payment of rent, Cornelius and Jeremiah Horgan. A controvesy has arisen between these two tenants, who are cousins, in respect of the holding, which is wholly within the judicial jurisdiction of the Receiver Judge, and the Executive has no power of interfering in the matter in any way.