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|Form of government||Unitary Parliamentary Republic|
|Size in km²||68890|
|Year of construction||1747|
|Architect||Richard Cassels (DE)|
Leinster House (Irish: Teach Laighean) is the seat of the Oireachtas, the national parliament of Ireland. Leinster House was originally the ducal palace of the Dukes of Leinster. Since 1922, it is a complex of buildings, of which the former ducal palace is the core, which house Oireachtas Éireann, its members and staff. The most recognisable part of the complex, and the "public face" of Leinster House, continues to be the former ducal palace at the core of the complex.
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The home to Ireland’s bicameral parliament, also referred to as "Oireachtas", began as a private mansion. Upon the landlord’s ascent to a Duke of Leinster in 1776, the mansion was given the title "Leinster House". Before becoming the house of the legislature in 1922, the Royal Dublin Society used it as its headquarters, holding horse shows on the lawn which now hosts an obelisk, dedicated to the architects of Irish independence.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||166||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||48.755|
|Number of women||27||HDI||0,916|
|Pop. per MP||28.244||Democracy index||8,85|
|CO2 total||34.639||CO2 per capita||7,41|