(An Clár) asked the Minister for Lands and Fisheries if he will state at what stage the proceedings are in respect of the division of the Loughville and Clareen estate in Co. Clare, and if in view of the number who are seeking divisions therein he will consider the advisability of acquiring other land in the district for distribution.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Acquisition of Co. Clare Lands.
Pádraig O hOgáin
The lands referred to which comprise two holdings containing 131a. 2r. 15p. and 140a 2r. 30p. respectively, held as tenants by seven persons as trustees for the Drumcliffe Farmers' and Workers' Association, and are situate on the estate of T. Crowe and Another, County Clare, were vested in the Land Commission on the 1st March, 1929, as retained holdings, and proceedings are at present in progress for the resumption of the holdings by the Land Commission. The question of the acquisition of other lands for distribution will be considered.
Mr. Hogan (An Clár):
Could the Minister give any indication as to when the matter will be disposed of? I think he will agree that it has been a long time under consideration, and that some decision should have been arrived at before now.
I could not say.