Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Division of Clare Estate.

Mr. Hogan

asked the Minister for Lands if he will state how soon the Butler estate, at Clonlara, County Clare, is likely to be divided.

Mr. Boland

The question of the acquisition of the Butler estate is at present under consideration by the Land Commission. It is not possible at present to state whether or when the lands may be acquired and divided.

Mr. Hogan

Is the Minister aware that this matter has been under consideration for the last three years?

Mr. Boland

It may have been. It takes a long time to deal with these things.

Mr. Hogan

A terribly long time.