That had been passed, and it was probably impossible to make it work at all smoothly without checking evictions by dealing with old arrears.
Evictions were made on a scale which elicited from Sir Robert Peel an expression of the deepest abhorrence.
During most weeks, the evictions are aired live.
This obligation makes the landlord responsible for any lawful eviction of the tenant during the term, but not for wrongful eviction unless he is himself the wrongdoer or has expressly made himself responsible for evictions of all kinds.
It so happened that some bad harvests had temporarily increased the difficulties of the tenantry, and there was no doubt that large numbers of evictions were taking place in Ireland.