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

asked the Minister for Lands if he will state when it is proposed to divide the lands on the Trench estate and Col. Bearcroft estate at Ballybrittas, County Laoighis, and if they will be disposed of this year.

The proceedings for the acquisition of the Trench estate have not been completed while possession was obtained of the Bearcroft estate only a short time ago. It is not possible to indicate when allotment can take place.

Is it likely that these lands will be allocated to the successful allottees within the next 12 months?

The appeal on price in respect of the Trench estate has not yet been disposed of. The inspector is engaged in the preparation of the resale scheme and it is possible that the scheme will be ready for operation next spring.