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Poynings Law was enacted in Ireland on this day in 1494. The legislation, which was initiated by Sir Edward Poyning, the Lord Deputy of Ireland under King Henry VII, outlined the operation of the Irish Parliament. It placed Irish parliament under the authority of the English parliament, forbid the assembly from meeting without the King’s permission and called for all Irish parliamentary legislation to be approved by the King. Poynings Law and this date marked the beginning of English dominance via Tudor rule in Ireland.