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10.18 23 Apr 2015


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Ireland is to overthrow King James II - more than 300 years after his death.

An order proclaiming him to be King of Ireland is being abolished as part of the latest overhaul of ancient and obsolete law.

King James was the last Catholic King of Ireland, ruling for three years until he was overthrown by William of Orange.

The order declaring him as King is being abolished under the Statute Law Repeal Bill, which will begin its journey through the Dáil today.

Last September, the Reform Minister Brendan Howlin announced his intention to revoke approximately 4,500 pre-independence government regulations and orders.

These included a ban on being drunk and swearing on Sundays, and declarations of war against Denmark in 1666 and against France in 1744 - both of which took place under British rule.

A number of instruments imposing restrictions on Catholics are also to be done away with.

Other obsolete orders listed for removal include:

  • An Order from January 1801 setting out the styles, titles and arms of the United Kingdom
  • A Proclamation of 1817 reserving oatmeal and potatoes for consumption by the “lower orders of people"
  • A Proclamation of 1690 prohibiting officers and soldiers from engaging in duels
  • A Proclamation of 1676 which concerned the hearing of claim of persons transplanted to Connaught and Clare
  • A Proclamation of 1668 offering a pardon and reward for taking dead or alive named rebels who fail to surrender by a designated date
  • A Proclamation of 1819 directing that all shipping from Boston, New York and Baltimore should be subject to quarantine
  • An Order of 1801 providing for a general fast and thanksgiving in England and Ireland
  • An Order of 1815 providing that a prayer of thanksgiving be offered for the victory at the Battle of Waterloo
  • A Proclamation of 1665 appointing the first Wednesday of every month as a day of fasting and humiliation on account of the bubonic plague in London

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