§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the owner of the Coolroe estate has offered it for sale to the Estates Commissioners; and whether any progress has yet been made with regard to the restoration of the Coolroe evicted tenants to their homes.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The owner of the estate mentioned has intimated his willingness to accept the price provisionally offered by the Estates Commissioners, and proceedings for the sale have accordingly been instituted. The case has not yet reached a stage at which the matter of the evicted tenants can be dealt with.