Láthair: An Seomra Cruinn, Teach an Ardmhéara. Príobháideach.
A. MACCABE (S. Sligo) moved and COUNTESS MARKIEVICZ (St. Patrick's) seconded:—
"That this Assembly pledges itself to a fair and full redistribution of the vacant lands and ranches of Ireland among the uneconomic holders and landless men.
Mar gheall gur cuireadh ceannachán talún faoi na hAchtanna Talún ar fionraí i rith an Chéad Chogaidh Dhomhanda bhí 114,000 tionónta nach raibh ceannaithe, mar aon le 295,566 cónaitheoir neamheacnamaíoch ar idir acra amháin agus 30 acra agus 112,787 cónaitheoir eile ar níos lú ná acra amháin.
"That no purchase by private individuals of non-residential land in the Congested Districts, or other land essential for the carrying out of any such schemes of land settlement as the Dáil may decide upon, which has taken place since Easter Monday, 1916, be sanctioned now or subsequently by the Irish Republican Government. That this resolution be taken as conveying a warning to those who have recently availed themselves of the crisis in National affairs to annex large tracts of land against the will and interests of the people."
After discussion this resolution was withdrawn; the question of a land policy to be considered by the Agricultural Department. For this purpose it was decided that a Committee consisting of:—
Tharla suaitheadh talún, ar nós seoladh beithígh, leagan ballaí agus léirsithe in 1918 san iarthar, a bhíodh á dtreorú uaireanta ag Sinn Féin agus na hÓglaigh. D’ordaigh coistí feidhmiúcháin Sinn Féin agus na nÓglach, áfach, do chomhaltaí gan a bheith páirteach iontu.
P.O MAILLE (Connemara),
J.J. CLANCY (N. Sligo),
A. MACCABE (S. Sligo),
L. GINNELL (Westmeath),
D. O BUACHALLA (N. Kildare),
J. MACDONAGH (N. Tipperary),
P. MOLONEY (S. Tipperary),
S. ETCHINGHAM (E. Wicklow),
E.J. DUGGAN (S. Meath),
J. MACGRATH (St. James', Dublin).
J.A. BURKE (Mid-Tipperary),
be appointed to assist the Director of Agriculture in dealing with this matter.
The House adjourned at 6.40 p.m.