Irish House of Lords facts for kids
|Irish House of Lords|
|Lord Chancellor||The Earl of Clare1 (1789–1801)|
|Length of term||Lifetime|
|Voting system||Ennoblement by the monarch or inheritance of a peerage|
|Lords Chamber, Parliament House, Dublin|
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.
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