Parliament of Ulaidh Thair Nhua

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Parliament of Ulaidh Thair Nhua
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Type
TypeTricameral legislature
Leadership
Lord High ChancellorLord Mac Eachaidh, 1st Duke of Noamh Peadar, RC, KBC, GCDV, MP, Royalist League
since January 2009
Chancellor of the AristocracyLucius Kenley, RC, CBC, MP, Esq., Royalist League
since February 2009
Chancellor of the CommonsBryn Thomas, RC, CBC, MP, Royalist League
since April 2009
Structure
Members36 MPs
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Parliament political groupsRoyalist League (30)
Society of Republicans (6)
Election
Parliament last election2009
Meeting place
Houses of Parliament, Palace of Saint Thomas More
Website
None


The Parliament of the Kingdom of Coleraine (Parlaimint na hRíocht [Irish]) is the highest, and sole national, legislative branch of the Kingdom of Coleraine.

Despite there being two major political factions within the realm, the Royalist League has been known to dominate it's rival the Society of Republicans (which only holds half of the House of Aristocrats). All Members of Parliament are entitled to add the post-nominal title MP to their name.

House of Lords

The House of Lords (Teach na dTiarnaí [Irish]) is the body representative of the Peers of the Ríocht. Each peer holds a right to sit in said Teach. The Peers shall be split as follows: half Lords Secular, half Lords Spiritual. The Tiarnaí holds two votes for each member.

The Lords are led by the Lord High Chancellor. The Lord High Chancellor is the King's representative in the Lords. He is the First Lord of the Realm. The Lord High Chancellor shall hold his position for a period of three years, after which the Ard Tánsaite may appoint a new Lord High Chancellor. The Lord High Chancellor will not have a vote in the House of Lords during his term as Lord High Chancellor, and must officially not be a member of any political party during his term. He may return to his former political party after his term is completed. His constituency(ies) are to be represented by his heir during his term as Lord High Chancellor. The Lord High Chancellor may serve an unlimited number of terms. He shall sit in the Comhairle Ríoga (Royal Council) as representative of the Nobility.

The Lords Secular is comprised of those nobles and peers of the realm who have not taken vows of Holy Orders (excluding the deaconate). They shall serve for life. The Lords Secular shall be allowed membership into any political party of their choice. The seat of the Lords Secular is hereditary and is passed down to the eldest son or other named heir of the previous Lord upon their death. Only under the circumstance that a Lord is expelled from the Realm or their titles are revoked will they be impeached from the House.

The Lords Spiritual is comprised of those Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church whose dioceses are within the Realm. They shall be allowed to hold their post either until death or they are transferred to another diocese, or retirement. All Lords Spiritual are allowed admittance into any political party of their choice. The seat of a Lord Spiritual shall be passed onto his successor upon his departure from said post.

The Tiarnaí shall be divided into two groupings, the Majority and the Minority. The seating in the house shall be such that the Majority sit upon one side of the centre isle and the Minority sit upon the opposite side. Upon the change in who is the majority and who is the minority the sides labeled "Majority" and "Minority" shall be switched. If there is no majority or minority the chamber (as it is at present) is split between Lords Secular on one side and Lords Spiritual on the other.

The Address for the Offices of the House of Lords is:


The House of Lords
Blessed Karl von Habsburg Hall
Noamh Séamus na hMór Straid
TERMONTRINITY
NOAMH SÉAMUS
NSA 1TT

The House of Aristocrats

The House of Aristocrats (Teach na dUaslathaí [Irish]) is the body representative of the Middle Classes and Aristocracy of the Realm. Each representative holds a right to sit in said House. The representatives shall be split as follows: half Landowners, half Merchants. The Aristocrats hold one-and-a-half votes for each representatives.

The Aristocracy is led by the Chancellor of the House of the Aristocracy. The Chancellor is the King's representative in the House. He is the First Landowner of the Realm. The Chancellor shall hold his position for a period of three years, after which the Aristocracy may elect a new Chancellor. The Chancellor will not have a vote in the House during his term as Chancellor, and must officially not be a member of any political party during his term. He may return to his former political party after his term is completed. The Chancellor may serve an unlimited number of terms. He shall sit in the Royal Council as representative of the Aristocracy. The present Chancellor is Lucius Kenley, Esq. MP

The Aristocracy is comprised of those landowners and esquires of the realm who are not of noble title nor involved directly in any business. They shall serve for a term of six years. The Aristocracy shall be allowed membership into any political party of their choice. The seat of the Aristocracy is elected and is passed to the official elected by the populace majority of their constituency. Only under the circumstance that a Aristocrat is expelled from the Realm or they are found to be acting with illegality will they be impeached from the House.

The Middles are comprised of Merchants and Middle Class elected officials. They shall be allowed to hold their post either until death or they are voted out by their constituency, or retirement. All Middles are allowed admittance into any political party of their choice. The seat of a Middle shall be passed onto his successor upon his departure from said post.

The House is divided into two groupings, the Majority and the Minority. The seating in the house shall be such that the Majority sit upon one side of the centre isle and the Minority sit upon the opposite side. Upon the change in who is the majority and who is the minority the sides labeled "Majority" and "Minority" shall be switched. If there is no majority or minority the chamber is split between Landowners on one side and Middles on the other.


The House of Aristocrats
Saint Paul Hall
Noamh Séamus na hMór Straid
TERMONTRINITY
NOAMH SÉAMUS
NSA 1TT

The House of Commons

The House of Commons (Teach na dDáil [Irish]) is the body representative of the Commoner of the Ríocht. Each representative hods a right to sit in said Teach. The representatives shall be split as follows: half Urban half Rural. The Dáil holds one vote for each representative.

The Dáil is led by the Chancellor of the House of Commons. The Chancellor is the King's representative in the Commons. He is the First Commoner of the Realm. The Chancellor shall hold his position for a period of three years, after which a general election may choose a new Chancellor. The Chancellor will not have a vote in the Commons during his term as Chancellor, and must officially not be a member of any political party during his term. He may return to his former political party after his term is completed. The Chancellor may serve an unlimited number of terms. He shall sit in the Royal Council as representative of the Commons. The present Chancellor is Bryn Thomas, MP.

The Urban Representatives are comprised of those representatives of the realm who are elected by individual Urban constituencies. They shall serve for a term of one year. The Urban representatives shall be allowed membership into any political party of their choice. The seat of the Urban representatives is elected and is passed to the official elected by their constituency upon their election or death. Only under the circumstance that a representative is expelled from the Realm or their found to have violated the law will they be impeached from the Commons.

The Rural representatives are comprised of those elected officials whose constituencies area rural area within the Ríocht. They shall be allowed to hold their post for a year. All rural representatives are allowed admittance into any political party of their choice. The seat of a rural representative shall be passed onto his successor upon their election to said post.

The Commons is divided into two groupings, the Majority and the Minority. The seating in the house shall be such that the Majority sit upon one side of the centre isle and the Minority sit upon the opposite side. Upon the change in who is the majority and who is the minority the sides labeled "Majority" and "Minority" shall be switched. If there is no majority or minority the chamber (as it is at present) is split between Urban Representatives on one side and Rural Representatives on the other.


The House of Commons
Saint Catherine of Genoa Hall
Noamh Séamus na hMór Straid
TERMONTRINITY
NOAMH SÉAMUS
NSA 1TT

Parliamentary Rights

Elections are to be held once a year for officials in the Commons and every three years for officials in the Aristocracy. Only Catholic citizens may run for election in the Aristocracy.

All Officials of Parliament are to be referred to as “Members of Parliament” or MP including the Chancellors.


The Parliament shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the Realm; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the Realm;

  • To borrow money on the credit of the Realm;
  • To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several Duchies, and with the Native Tribes;
  • To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the Realm;
  • To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
  • To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the Realm;
  • To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
  • To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors
and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
  • To constitute Tribunals inferior to the High Court;
  • To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on land and on the high Seas, and
Offenses against the Law of Nations;
  • To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures
on Land and Water;
  • To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer
Term than two Years;
  • To provide and maintain a Navy;
  • To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
  • To provide for calling forth the Clan Armies to execute the Laws of the Realm, suppress
Insurrections and repel Invasions;
  • To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Clan Armies, and for governing such
Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the Realm, reserving to the Duchies
respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Clan Armies
according to the discipline prescribed by Parliament;
  • To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding three
and one third leagues square) as may, by Cession of particular Duchies, and the acceptance of
Parliament, become the Seat of the Government of the Realm, and to exercise like Authority
over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Council of the Duchy in which the Same shall
be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;
And
  • To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the
foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the
Realm, or in any Ministry or Officer thereof.


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