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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 11 May 1950

Vol. 120 No. 15

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Uneconomic Holdings in East Cork.

asked the Minister for Lands whether he is aware that in the division of the Aghada Hall estate, Rostellan, Aghada, County Cork, the Land Commission allocated the following uneconomic holdings: Mr. Thomas Forbes, 8¼ acres, P.L.V. £5 10s. 0d.; Mr. James O'Brien, 20 acres, P.L.V. £18 10s. 0d.; Mr. John Barry, 8 acres, P.L.V. £7 5s. 0d.; Mr. John Cashman, 18 acres, P.L.V. £18 5s. 0d.; Mr. William Conway, 8 acres, P.L.V. £7 10s. 0d.; Mrs. Murphy, 4 acres, P.L.V. £6 10s. 0d.; and that these farmers have applied for portion of the Trabolgan estate at present being divided; and, if so, if he will state whether their applications have been successful, and, if not, the reasons for refusal.

All the allottees mentioned have not applied for additional land on the Trabolgan estate. Four of the allotments in question are accommodation plots only.

Until an estate is allotted it cannot be stated what applications have been successful and, for obvious reasons, the Land Commission will not be required to explain their decisions in that regard.

Would the Minister state if the men mentioned in the question applied for the Rostellan estate, and why they were given uneconomic holdings?

That is a separate question. I have not that information.