Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Mayo College.

Wednesday, 11 July 1979

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 315 No. 13

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Mr. Kenny: Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny  asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will meet a deputation to discuss the possibility of acquiring Ballinafad College, County Mayo.

Mr. Hussey: Information on Thomas Hussey  Zoom on Thomas Hussey  I understand that the Land Commission have recently carried out a detailed inspection of the property referred to with a view to determining whether acquisition proceedings should be instituted and that they have obtained all the information necessary in relation to the matter.

In the circumstances I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by my meeting a deputation.

Mr. Kenny: Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny  Is the Minister aware that this is one of the largest land holdings in Connacht and that there is very strong [2030] agitation among locals that the property be acquired for division? Would the Minister consider that, if he met a deputation, it would satisfy them in part in that they could put their case directly to the Minister?

Mr. Hussey: Information on Thomas Hussey  Zoom on Thomas Hussey  Deputy Kenny understands that I already met a deputation on his instructions. The relevant notice has been served, inquiries are taking place at present and at this stage it would not serve any useful purpose if either I or the Minister met them.

Mr. Kenny: Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny  When does the Minister expect a final decision for or against the acquistion to be made?

Mr. Hussey: Information on Thomas Hussey  Zoom on Thomas Hussey  Inside the next couple of months, as soon as the reports come in.


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