Category: Members of Parliament, Ireland

Categories: Members of Parliament | British Politicians | Kingdom of Ireland | Ireland, History | Parliament of Ireland, 1297-1800 | Irish Notables | Irish Politicians

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The Parliament of Ireland was a legislature that existed in Dublin from 1297 until 1800. It comprised two chambers: the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The House of Lords consisted of members of the Irish peerage and the bishops (after the Reformation, Church of Ireland bishops), while the Commons was directly elected, albeit on a very restricted franchise.

The main purpose of parliament was to approve taxes that were then levied by and for the Lordship of Ireland. Those who would pay the bulk of taxation, the clergy, merchants and landowners, naturally comprised the members. In 1541 the parliament voted to create the Kingdom of Ireland.

This category contains subcategories for the parliaments of the Irish Parliament between the recognised formation of Parliament, in 1297, and the Acts of the Union, in 1801. For attributions for Members of Parliament after 1801 see: Members of Parliament, United Kingdom


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1746 Lohercannon, County Kerry, Ireland - 08 Feb 1841
1628 Netherbury, Dorset, England - abt 1696
- 1700
16 Jan 1740 Shane's Castle, County Antrim, Ireland - 17 Jun 1798

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