News Reaches Parliament: Should Adair Lose his Titles?

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Motion made and Question proposed:

“That, having regard to the papers which have been laid before this House in relation to the evictions which have recently taken place on the lands of Derryveagh, in the county of Donegal, the nature and extent of those evictions, and the allegations as to the causes by which they are said to have been prolonged, this House is of opinion that it is expedient that a full and effective Inquiry should be instituted into all the circumstances attending these transactions.”

The House divided:- Ayes 23; Noes 88: Majority 65

House of Commons
July 1, 1861