Irish parliament approves Catholic Relief Act giving Catholics the right to vote.

1793
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In reaction to Irish support for the French Revolution and the formation of the United Irishmen, Prime Minister Pitt reacted quickly by persuading the Irish Parliament to pass an act giving Catholics the right to vote. Yet ... voters still had to be 40/- freeholders and Catholic voters could realistically only vote for Protestants because Roman Catholics (now "allowed" stand as candidates) were still not allowed to take a seat in parliament.