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Irish House of Lords
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Type
Type
History
Established 1297
Disbanded December 31, 1800 (1800-12-31)
Succeeded by House of Lords of the United Kingdom
Leadership
Lord Chancellor
The Earl of Clare1 (1789–1801)
Structure
Seats typically 122–147
Length of term
Lifetime
Salary nil
Elections
Ennoblement by the monarch or inheritance of a peerage
Meeting place
Lords Chamber, Parliament House, Dublin
Footnotes
1In 1800
See also:
Parliament of Great Britain


The Irish House of Lords was the upper house of the Parliament of Ireland that existed from medieval times until 1800. It was modelled on the House of Lords of England, with members of the Peerage of Ireland sitting in the Irish Lords, just as members of the Peerage of England did at Westminster. When the Act of Union 1800 abolished the Irish parliament, a subset of Irish peers sat in the House of Lords of the merged Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Hoflentrance
The House of Lords entrance to the Parliament House (east view). The entrance, which was part of an extension to the original building, was designed by renowned architect James Gandon by 1789
Irish House of Lords chamber
Irish House of Lords chamber
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