Dáil Éireann - Volume 105 - 16 April, 1947
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Speculative Buying of Land.
Mr. Cafferky Mr. Cafferky
Mr. Cafferky asked the Minister for Lands whether he is aware of the speculative buying of land here by nonnationals; whether such speculative buying is unfair to potential Irish purchasers whose capital resources are limited; and if he will make a statement on the policy of his Department in relation to the purchase of land, in  congested and non-congested areas, by non-nationals.
Mr. Moylan Mr. Moylan
Mr. Moylan: There is no power or present intention to prevent private sales of land whether to nationals or non-nationals and as regards sales to non-nationals, I have no information that any considerable number of such transactions has taken place. The sale of land to a new owner in no way impairs the Land Commission's power to acquire such land for the relief of congestion, should such course prove necessary.
Dáil Éireann 105 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Speculative Buying of Land.