Poynings’ Law: A law passed in Ireland gives the English Crown and Privy Council an effective veto over Irish legislation.
Act of Settlement: Parliament legislated to confiscate land from Catholics as compensation for the cost of civil war.
Commonwealth: The Irish parliament is abolished and instead Ireland, along with Scotland and England, sent representatives to a Commonwealth Parliament in London.
Restoration: The Stuart monarchy is restored, the Commonwealth abolished and the Irish parliament reconvened the following year.
Constitutional affairs: Following a legal dispute, the British Parliament reasserted its right to form the final court of appeal and to legislate on Irish matters.
Disenfranchised: Catholics in Ireland prevented from voting or sitting in Parliament.
Trade reforms: The British Parliament repealed most legislation restricting Irish commerce.
Irish parliament: The Irish parliament won the exclusive right to legislate on Irish affairs and form the final court of appeal.
Parliamentary union: An Act of Union merged the Irish parliament with the British Parliament to create a Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Emancipation: Catholics in Ireland regained the right to vote and sit in Parliament.
Great Famine: How Parliament dealt with the failure of Ireland’s potato crop and its consequences.
Disestablishment: Parliament passed legislation to break the link between church and state in Ireland.
Land reform: Gladstone attempts to legislate for land reform in Ireland.
Home rule Attempt I: Parliament considered Gladstone’s first home rule Bill, splitting his Liberal Party.
Home rule Attempt II: Parliament rejected Gladstone’s second home rule Bill.
Home rule Attempt III: A third home rule Bill failed on the eve of the First World War.
Government of Ireland: Parliament legislated to create two home rule parliaments, one in Northern Ireland and another in Southern Ireland.
Irish Republic: Parliament endorsed a decision by the Irish Free State to become a Republic.
Direct rule: Parliament asserted direct control over Northern Ireland following rising violence.
Good Friday Agreement: The cross-party Good Friday Agreement repealed the Government of Ireland Act 1920 and restored devolved government to Northern Ireland.