WRITTEN ANSWERS. - DIVISION OF LEIX ESTATE.

asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture whether an offer has yet been made to the owner of the Kilkelly Estate, Ballickmoyler, Leix, and if same has been accepted, and whether, in view of the fact that this estate has been inspected over a year ago, he will give instructions to have the lands acquired and divided without further delay.

Mr. HOGAN

The Land Commission issued a proposal to purchase the untenanted lands of Ballickmoyler and Rathtillig on the Kilkelly Estate, Co. Leix, but this proposal has not yet been accepted by the owners.