A li TO Put an end to the Establishment of the Church of Ireland, and a.d.
to make Provision in respect of the Temporalities thereof, "
and in respect of the Royal College of Maynooth.
WHEREAS it is expedient that the union created by Act of Preamble.
Parliament between the Churches of England and Ireland, as by law established, should be dissolved, and that the Church of Ireland, as so separated, should cease to be established by law, 5 and that after satisfying, so far as possible, upon principles of equality as between the several religious denominations in Ireland, all just and equitable claims, the property of the said Church of Ireland, or the proceeds thereof, should be held and applied for the advantage of the Irish people, but not for the maintenance of any 10 church or clergy or other ministry, nor for the teaching of religion :
And it is further expedient that the said property, or the proceeds thereof, should be appropriated mainly to the relief of unavoidable calamity and suffering, yet so as not to cancel or impair the obligaÂ¬ tions now attached to property under the Acts for the relief of the 15 poor :
And whereas Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to signify that she has placed at the disposal of Parliament her interest in the temporalities of the several archbishoprics, bishoprics, benefices, cathedral preferments, and other ecclesiastical dignities and offices 20 in Ireland, and in the custody of the same respectively :
Bo it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows : 25 1.
This Act may be cited for all purposes as
Cf The Irish Church short title.
On and after the first day of January one thousand eight Dissolution hundred and seventy-one, the said union created by Act of Parlia-Â°fn-0effefve ment between the Churches of England and Ireland shall be tween