Dáil Éireann - Volume 521 - 13 June, 2000
Written Answers. - Land Sale.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
134. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development if the Land Commission would be prepared to sell off bog land leased out to persons (details supplied) in County Mayo. [16631/00]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The bogland in question, which consists of some 47.583 hectares, forms part of the Orme Estate. The Land Commission retained the fee simple only in this bog. A notice of sale was published in The Western People on 11 February 2000 and two applications have been received. This sale does not affect the turbary rights on the bog.
It is intended to sell the fee simple in one lot. A group application would be considered but would need to be made immediately as proposals for the sale are currently being finalised.
Dáil Éireann 521 Written Answers. Land Sale.