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Catholic Emancipation Act


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(1829)

Roman Catholics were prohibited from membership of the House of Commons, even after the inclusion of Ireland in the United Kingdom in 1801. The election of Daniel O’Connell for Clare, in 1828, dramatized the situation and led to the cancelling of this disqualification.

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