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Parliamentary Debates
Parliamentary Debates Dáil Éirann extracts.
For Co Carlow 1925 - 1926

Dáil Éireann - Volume 10 - 25 March, 1925
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - ACQUISITION OF CARLOW ESTATE.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture whether the Land Commission proposes to acquire any of the untenanted land on the Poë Estate, County Carlow, for distribution amongst uneconomic holders and landless men.
Mr. HOGAN Mr. HOGAN
Mr. HOGAN: It is not possible to identify the lands from the particulars given. Perhaps the Deputy will let me have further particulars?
Mr. DOYLE Mr. DOYLE
1360
[1360] Mr. DOYLE: It is a mistake. It should have read, the Poë Estate, Co. Kilkenny.
Mr. HOGAN Mr. HOGAN
Mr. HOGAN: I will get it from the Deputy afterwards.
AN CEANN COMHAIRLE Michael Hayes
AN CEANN COMHAIRLE: The Deputy can put another question.
Dáil Éireann 10 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. ACQUISITION

Dáil Éireann - Volume 13 - 13 November, 1925
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - SEIZED MOTOR CAR (CARLOW).
Mr. JOHN CONLAN Mr. JOHN CONLAN
323
Mr. JOHN CONLAN asked the Minister for Finance if, on the 6th November, 1921, a motor car, the property of Mr. John Deering, Knockarda, Palatine, Carlow, was seized by an officer in charge of the Volunteers at Duckett's Grove and retained until the 14th of February, 1922, when it was returned in a wrecked condition; if on the 11th September, 1923, a claim for £150, covering cost of repairs (£59 3s. 4d.) and the loss occasioned by its detention, was lodged by Mr. J. J. Duggan, Mr. Deering's solicitor; if, in the month of February, 1924, detailed particulars of the claim, and subsequently a statutory declaration answering all queries, were returned to the Army Finance Office; if, on the 25th [323] of March, 1925, claimant's solicitor was referred to the Indemnity Claims Commission; if, on the 23rd and 26th of the same month, the latter body were communicated with and the correspondence acknowledged on the 8th of June, when information was given that the matter was being dealt with; if several further communications have been sent on behalf of Mr. Deering, which have not been acknowledged, and if the Minister will take steps to have this long-outstanding claim settled.
Mr. BLYTHE Mr. BLYTHE
Mr. BLYTHE: The claim referred to by the Deputy was received by the Department of Defence and referred in due course to the Committee appointed under the Indemnity Act, 1924. Representations have been made to the Committee with a view to having the consideration of the claim expedited.
Dáil Éireann 13 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. SEIZED MOTOR CAR (CARLOW).

Dáil Éireann - Volume 13 - 17 November, 1925
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - CO. CARLOW LANDS.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture if he can state whether the lands known as Kellistown, Moyal, and Ducketts Grove, in the County Carlow, have been offered to the Land Commission, and, if so, if he can state the result of such negotiations.
Mr. HOGAN Mr. HOGAN
Mr. HOGAN: The lands referred to were offered for sale to the Land Commission. The owners are not prepared to accept the price which the Commissioners are prepared to offer for the lands.
Mr. E. DOYLE Mr. E. DOYLE
376
Mr. E. DOYLE: Is the Minister aware that at the time of the old Sinn [376] Fein Party, of which I presume the Minister was also a member, persons who went down to Carlow told the people there to guarantee the price of the land and that they would make it right when they got into power in the new Dáil? Does the Minister intend to introduce legislation whereby the guarantors will be made safe, and the land will be left so that it could be divided by the Land Commission?
Mr. HOGAN Mr. HOGAN
Mr. HOGAN: There was a number of supplementary questions which, possibly, the Deputy could have asked me and in reply to which I could have given him a considerable amount of information; but I did not expect that he would make the case that the old Sinn Fein Party told the people down there to give this guarantee and that they would make it all right when they would come into power. I never heard that. I may say that there are proposals before the Minister for Finance for dealing with such cases as this.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 13 - 02 December, 1925
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - CARLOW COUNTY HOME.
Mr. COLOHAN (for Eamon O Dubhghaill) Mr. COLOHAN (for Eamon O Dubhghaill)
Mr. COLOHAN (for Eamon O Dubhghaill) asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if it is his intention to change the County Home in Carlow back to the old union; whether he is aware that a large sum of money has been expended to make the Home comfortable, and whether, in view of the fact that the old union has been now rendered absolutely unsuitable owing to its having been occupied by military, he will give an undertaking not to remove the aged and the feeble from their present Home.
MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT and PUBLIC HEALTH (Mr. Burke) Seamus Aloysius Bourke
MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT and PUBLIC HEALTH (Mr. Burke): I have not expressed an intention of the nature indicated in the question. Undertakings on matters which involve other parties cannot be given by me, but in any proposals which come before me the well-being of the aged and feeble inmates will be a paramount consideration.
Dáil Éireann 13 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. CARLOW COUNTY HOME.
Questions

Dáil Éireann - Volume 13 - 02 December, 1925
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - CARLOW BOARD OF HEALTH ORDER.
Mr. COLOHAN (for Eamon O Dubhghaill) Mr. COLOHAN (for Eamon O Dubhghaill)
1047
[1047] Mr. COLOHAN (for Eamon O Dubhghaill) asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health whether his attention has been drawn to an order of the Carlow Board of Health compelling patients to enter the County Home before sending them for special treatment to Dublin hospitals, and whether, in view of the fact that dispensary doctors have certified them as special and urgent cases for treatment in Dublin, he will undertake to expedite matters whereby patients can be sent direct.
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: The Carlow Board of Health have not issued an order compelling patients to enter the County Home before being sent to Dublin hospitals. They have issued an instruction to all dispensary medical officers that all cases requiring hospital treatment should be sent to the nearest available hospital under the control of the Board, and that no recommendation for treatment in a Dublin hospital should be made by any medical officer except the medical officer of the hospital. This arrangement affords the medical officer of the hospital an opportunity of seeing whether he can deal with the case in the local hospital and obviates unnecessary expenses. In the circumstances I consider the attitude of the Board of Health is reasonable and I do not propose to take any action in the matter.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 13 - 02 December, 1925
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - TELEPHONE FOR BALLON (CO. CARLOW).
Mr. COLOHAN (for Eamon O Dubhghaill) Mr. COLOHAN (for Eamon O Dubhghaill)
Mr. COLOHAN (for Eamon O Dubhghaill) asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he has received an application to have a public telephone erected at Ballon, Co. Carlow, and, if so, if it is intended to take any steps in the matter, and if the private telephone at Ballon could not be converted into a public one.
MINISTER for POSTS and TELEGRAPHS (Mr. Walsh) MINISTER for POSTS and TELEGRAPHS (Mr. Walsh)
MINISTER for POSTS and TELEGRAPHS (Mr. Walsh): I have received an application for the provision of a telephone call office at Ballon, Co. Carlow, and its establishment has been authorised. Before, however, the call office can be opened, a telephone trunk outlet from Tullow is necessary. The work involved in that connection is in hand, and it is anticipated that the call office at Ballon will be working early in the new year.
Dáil Éireann 13 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. TELEPHONE FOR BALLON (CO. CARLOW).

Dáil Éireann - Volume 14 - 03 February, 1926
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - CO. CARLOW ROAD WORKERS' STRIKE.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he is aware that the workers engaged on the trunk roads in County Carlow are on strike against the wage of 28/- per week, and whether he intends to take any steps to have the wage increased.
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
316
Mr. BURKE: I understand that there is a general strike of road workers in County Carlow due to a reduction [316] in wages decided upon by the County Council. The matter is one for the County Council to deal with.
Mr. E. DOYLE Mr. E. DOYLE
Mr. E. DOYLE: In the case of trunk-road workers, is it a matter for the County Council?
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: Not altogether.
Mr. DOYLE Mr. DOYLE
Mr. DOYLE: Who fixes the wage for those workers? Is it the County Council, the Minister for Local Government or the Minister for Finance? As a matter of fact, who makes it a condition that 28 shillings a week is the rate of wages?
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: In the case of a trunk road it is the Roads Advisory Committee.
Mr. COLOHAN Mr. COLOHAN
Mr. COLOHAN: Is the Minister aware that at a recent meeting of the County Council in Carlow, supervising officials, on being questioned as to why those men taken on instead of permanent men, were not able to give a better output, said they were not able, owing to not getting sufficient food on 28 shillings a week.
Mr. CORISH Mr. CORISH
Mr. CORISH: When was the Advisory Board set up, and what is it?
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: It is an inter-Departmental Committee which has been in existence for twelve months.
Mr. CORISH Mr. CORISH
Mr. CORISH: Does the Minister say that it was the duty of this Committee to deal with maximum and not with minimum rates? Is it the duty of this Committee to see that the maximum rate for road work will not exceed 28 shillings a week, and are they worrying at all if the rate is reduced to ten shillings?
Mr. JOHNSON Mr. JOHNSON
Mr. JOHNSON: To what Department is that board, or committee, responsible?
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: It is an inter-departmental committee.
Mr. JOHNSON Mr. JOHNSON
Mr. JOHNSON: Surely some Minister is responsible for its actions? Is it the Minister for Local Government or the Minister for Finance?
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: I believe it is the Minister for Industry and Commerce.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 14 - 03 February, 1926
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - TRANSPORT OF LIVE STOCK FROM CARLOW AND ATHY.
Mr. JOHN CONLAN Mr. JOHN CONLAN
Mr. JOHN CONLAN asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture whether he is aware that cattle and sheep sent from Carlow and Athy have to be forwarded on Tuesday in order to reach Cabra in time for Dublin market on Thursday; that on this account a good deal of additional expense is caused to farmers for the keep of their animals in Dublin, and if he will urge on the Railway Company the desirability of making arrangements to take stock at the stations mentioned on Wednesday morning and deliver same in Dublin on same day.
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
320
Mr. BURKE: The position as regards [320] railway arrangements at Carlow and Athy is as stated. The Department had already been in communication with the Company as to the provision of conveyance for live stock on Wednesdays from Athy and Carlow to the Dublin market and they understand that the matter is being fully considered.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 14 - 04 February, 1926
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - DIVISION OF BUTLER (CO. CARLOW) ESTATE.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture if the lands of Ballintemple, on the Butler Estate, Co. Carlow, are about to be divided amongst uneconomic holders and landless men.
Mr. BURKE (for Minister for Lands and Agriculture) Mr. BURKE (for Minister for Lands and Agriculture)
399
[399] Mr. BURKE (for Minister for Lands and Agriculture): The Land Commission have had the untenanted lands of Ballintemple, Ballinstraw and Powerstown on the Butler Estate, Co. Carlow, inspected and the matter is under consideration.

Dáil Éireann 14 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. DIVISION OF
Dáil Éireann - Volume 14 - 04 February, 1926
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - BRADY (CO. CARLOW) ESTATE.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture if the Land Commission intends to acquire the lands of Kilmaglush, Co. Carlow, on the Brady Estate, for division amongst uneconomic holders and landless men.
Mr. BURKE (for Minister for Lands and Agriculture) Mr. BURKE (for Minister for Lands and Agriculture)
Mr. BURKE (for Minister for Lands and Agriculture): The lands referred to have been inspected and the question of their acquisition is under consideration by the Land Commission.
Dáil Éireann 14 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. BRADY (CO. CARLOW) ESTATE.
Questions

Dáil Éireann - Volume 14 - 04 February, 1926
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - CLOGHNA LANDS (CO. CARLOW).
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture whether the Land Commission proposes to acquire the Cloghna Ranch, Co. Carlow, on the Bruen Estate, for division amongst uneconomic holders and landless men.
Mr. BURKE (for Minister for Lands and Agriculture) Mr. BURKE (for Minister for Lands and Agriculture)
400
Mr. BURKE (for Minister for Lands and Agriculture): The lands referred to appear to be the holding in the townlands of Cloghna and Ballybannon held by Mrs. Julia Nolan as judicial tenant on the estate of Henry Bruen, Co. Carlow. This holding will be retained under the Land Act, 1923, and will be dealt with as such by the Land Commission [400] when the estate is being dealt with by them.
Dáil Éireann 14 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. CLOGHNA LANDS (CO.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 15 - 12 May, 1926
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - BROWN CLAYTON ESTATE, CO. CARLOW.
Mr. MURPHY (for Eamon O Dubhghaill) Mr. MURPHY (for Eamon O Dubhghaill)
Mr. MURPHY (for Eamon O Dubhghaill) asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture if he can state whether the Land Commission proposes to acquire the lands at Castlegrace, in the possession of Mrs. Murphy (known as Murphy & Sons), Tullow, Co. Carlow, on the Brown Clayton Estate, for division amongst uneconomic holders and landless men.
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE (replying): On the schedule of particulars lodged for the Brown Clayton Estate under the Land Act, 1923, Mary J. Murphy was returned by the owner as tenant of part of the lands of Castlegrace, containing 168 acres, 1 rood, 20 perches, at the judicial rent of £65. The Land Commission propose to retain this holding pursuant to Section 28, sub-section (6) (d), of the Act.
Dáil Éireann 15 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. BROWN CLAYTON ESTATE, CO. CARLOW.
Questions
19260512
 Mr. JOHN CONLAN asked the Minister for Finance if he is aware that in a letter dated 11th October, 1925, the Secretary of the Board of Public Works informed the County Council of Kildare that certain work involving an estimated expenditure of £4,300 was about to be carried out on the River Lerr in Counties Kildare and Carlow, to the cost of which work the County Council was invited to be contributory, and for which landholders in the drainage district would be liable to the extent of 4/9 per acre; that at the meeting of the County Council several members acquainted with the district expressed the opinion that, inasmuch as the stream had been kept in good order by annual expenditure of money through the Lerr Drainage Committee, the proposed operations were unnecessary; that their conclusions were confirmed by the Committee named and also by their engineer; that without any further communication the Board of Works began the work, upon which over £4,000 has already been spent and a further sum of £1,500 is estimated for its completion; that landholders bordering the river assert that no benefit has accrued or can accrue to them on account of the undertaking, and if he will cause inquiry to be made as to the reason for proceeding with the work.
MINISTER for FINANCE (Mr. Blythe) Ernest Blythe
1608
MINISTER for FINANCE (Mr. Blythe): The Kildare County Council were informed on the 4th July, 1925— not 11th October—that the Commissioners of Public Works had been authorised by the Minister for Finance to carry out a general restoration of the rivers and streams in the River [1608] Lerr Drainage District, under the Drainage Maintenance Act, 1924. The work commenced on the 25th of that month and was continued until the 9th December following, and the expenditure for that period amounted to £2,500.
On the 23rd March, 1926, the Secretary of the Kildare County Council forwarded to the Commissioners a copy of a resolution passed on the 16th idem, protesting against the expenditure as unwarranted and inquiring on whose initiative the work was undertaken. On the 7th ultimo the Council were informed that the Commissioners were satisfied from the information they had that the district was not properly maintained, a conclusion which was confirmed by their engineer's report after inspection. It was at the same time intimated to the County Council that if the latter thought it desirable the Commissioners would recommend the extension of the period of repayment from 10 to 15 years and thus reduce the average annual charge from 4/9 to 3/7 per acre. There is no reason to expect that the estimate for the work—£4,300—will be exceeded.
Mr. CONLAN Mr. CONLAN
Mr. CONLAN: Arising out of that answer, will the Minister inform the County Council at whose instance the work was initiated?
Mr. BLYTHE Mr. BLYTHE
Mr. BLYTHE: The work was initiated at the instance of the Commissioners of Public Works.
Mr. CONLAN Mr. CONLAN
Mr. CONLAN: And against the wishes of the people concerned?
Mr. BLYTHE Mr. BLYTHE
Mr. BLYTHE: No, sir.
Mr. COLOHAN Mr. COLOHAN
Mr. COLOHAN: In view of the fact that there are over 3,000 unemployed in the Co. Kildare, will the Minister give instructions to the Commissioners of Public Works to improve all the other drainage districts in the county? From what I have heard, the work carried out in the Lerr Drainage District has been exceptionally well done, notwithstanding what Deputy Conlan says.
Dáil Éireann 15 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. RIVER LERR (KILDARE AND CARLOW) DRAINAGE.
Questions
19260518

Dáil Éireann - Volume 17 - 24 November, 1926
CEISTEANNA.—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT CLAIM (CARLOW).
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he can state why Thomas Dormer, Kilgourie, Crettyard, Carlow, has not been paid unemployment benefit, and whether, in view of the fact that he had been signing at the Labour Exchange from the 12th July until the 13th August, 1926, the Minister will undertake to have inquiries made in the matter.
MINISTER for INDUSTRY and COMMERCE (Mr. McGilligan) Patrick McGilligan
308
[308] MINISTER for INDUSTRY and COMMERCE (Mr. McGilligan): Thomas Dormer claimed Unemployment Benefit for himself and Increased Benefit in respect of his child and housekeeper on the 12th July last. He furnished evidence of unemployment from the date of his claim up to the 28th July and again from the 4th to the 11th August. The claim was disallowed on the ground that the claimant had lost his employment by reason of a stoppage of work which was due to a trade dispute at the Castlecomer Quarries, Ltd., where he had been employed. Against this decision Mr. Dormer appealed to the Court of Referees. As a result of subsequent investigation it was ascertained that the trade dispute terminated on the 17th July, and after further consideration of the claim by the Court of Referees and Insurance Officer, benefit was allowed on the personal claim and also in respect of the dependent child from and including the 17th July. Payment will be made on next Friday. It has not been possible to allow benefit in respect of the claimant's housekeeper, but that part of the claim has been referred to the Court of Referees, which sits at Kilkenny to-day for further consideration.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 17 - 24 November, 1926
CEISTEANNA.—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - GRAZING LANDS IN CO. CARLOW.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture if he is aware that 66 acres of land on the Bessborough Estate, Bagenalstown, have been for a considerable number of years utilised as a grazing park by the people of the town, and if he is aware that repeated applications have been made to the Irish Land Commission to have this land acquired for a similar purpose, and whether it is intended to take any action in the matter.
MINISTER for LANDS and AGRICULTURE (Mr. Hogan) MINISTER for LANDS and AGRICULTURE (Mr. Hogan)
310
MINISTER for LANDS and AGRICULTURE (Mr. Hogan): The lands [310] referred to in the question appear to be the lands of Kilcarrig, comprising 67a. 2r. Op., owned by Mrs. Drea, who purchased them from Mrs. Bagwell. The Land Commission instituted proceedings for the acquisition of these lands. An objection was lodged by the owner to their acquisition, which was heard by the Land Commission and allowed.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 17 - 24 November, 1926
CEISTEANNA.—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - BRADY ESTATE, CO. CARLOW.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture if the lands at Kilmaglush, Co. Carlow, on the Brady Estate, have yet been inspected, and, if so, whether he can state what is the result of such inspection.
Mr. HOGAN Mr. HOGAN
Mr. HOGAN: The lands referred to have been inspected and the owner has accepted the price offered by the Land Commission.
Mr. DOYLE Mr. DOYLE
Mr. DOYLE: When will the lands be divided?
Mr. HOGAN Mr. HOGAN
Mr. HOGAN: I would require notice of that question. The lands have been inspected and the price accepted.
Mr. DOYLE Mr. DOYLE
Mr. DOYLE: About the election time of course?
Mr. HOGAN Mr. HOGAN
Mr. HOGAN: Oh, yes, of course.
Dáil Éireann 17 CEISTEANNA.—QUESTIONS

Dáil Éireann - Volume 17 - 07 December, 1926
 
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - CARLOW OLD AGE PENSION CLAIM.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
 
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he can state on what grounds an old age pension has been withheld from Denis Fenelon, Regent Street, Bagenalstown.
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
463
Mr. BURKE: The claimant was notified by my Department that an appeal on means had been lodged against a decision of the Bagenalstown Pension Sub-Committee granting him an old age pension of nine shillings a week. The letter of notification was returned un- [463] delivered, as the claimant had changed his address.
The Clerk of the Sub-Committee subsequently forwarded a new address, and the case was referred for local investigation to one of the Department's General Inspectors. He could not find the applicant, whose address was unknown locally. In the circumstances the claim was disallowed on the 25th of October last.
Mr. DOYLE Mr. DOYLE
Mr. DOYLE: Would the Minister say how the particulars as to means were compiled in the first case?
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: The claim was disallowed as I was not satisfied that the claimant's yearly means were less than £39 5s. Od.
Mr. DOYLE Mr. DOYLE
Mr. DOYLE: Is the Minister aware that this man was only living on charity and the pensions officer put down £19 4s. Od. for lodging, 1s. per night, and that he put down £10 8s. Od. for charitable donations from people? This man was evicted at one time and got down and out. Is this the way we find that the Minister is going to deal with persons like this?
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: I explained that my general inspector went down to investigate the case and could not find the applicant.
Mr. DOYLE Mr. DOYLE
Mr. DOYLE: Of course not; he was away begging.
Dáil Éireann 17 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS

Dáil Éireann - Volume 17 - 16 December, 1926
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - DIVISION OF CARLOW AND KILKENNY LANDS.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture if he can state when the Land Commission proposes to divide the 8,500 acres of untenanted land in County Carlow.
Mr. HOGAN Mr. HOGAN
Mr. HOGAN: The Land Commission have not yet actually acquired any untenanted land in County Carlow under the Land Act, 1923; but prices have been determined in respect of close on 800 acres, which will shortly be vested in the Land Commission, and will then be divided as soon as possible.
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL EAMON O DUBHGHAILL
783
EAMON O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture if he can state what percentage of the 6,600 acres of untenanted lands in County Kilkenny have been divided, and, if so, whether he can also state the number of uneconomic holders who have been made economic, and the number of landless men who secured portion of these lands, with the number [783] of acres each person received in the latter case.
Mr. HOGAN Mr. HOGAN
Mr. HOGAN: Of the 3,284 acres of untenanted land in County Kilkenny actually acquired by the Land Commission under the Land Act, 1923, up to the present, 2,115 acres have been divided among 91 allottees for the enlargement of existing holdings and the creation of new holdings, and it is anticipated that the remainder will be divided before next spring. Under the Irish Land Acts, 1903-9, 5,053 acres of untenanted land have been divided in County Kilkenny.
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