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How and why was the'Irish Question' different in the 1840s from that of the 1780s?

See also the topic page for Ireland before 1830.

Take 1780 and 1849 as the terminal dates.  Spaces have been left for any other ideas.

1780s

1840s

Reason

Ireland had its own parliament

 

 

The Irish parliament had to submit all legislation to Westminster for approval before it could be discussed

 

 

 

 

Irish Declaratory Act of 1719 was repealed in 1782

Population was rising

 

 

Catholics could not vote

 

 

 

Catholics could  sit as MPs

 

Catholics could not go to University

 

 

 

 

1838 Poor Law Act

 

Irish farming began to prosper

 

Absentee landlords

 

 

Rack renting

 

 

 

 

Repeal of the Williamite Penal Laws

 

 

1801 Act of Union

 

Increasing literacy among the Irish

 

 

 

1836 Civil Marriages Act

 

A police force existed in Ireland

 

 

 

Maynooth Grant


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