Laws can hang around well after they make sense to the citizens in every country. Ireland is now trying to remedy this by repealing some of their antiquated laws. "Very soon, Ireland's upper class will be able to eat oatmeal and potatoes again, the country will no longer be at war with Denmark, and the first Wednesday of every month won't be devoted to fasting for relief of those afflicted with the bubonic plague. ... In what will be the "largest repealing measure" in the history of the Irish state, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform is seeking to officially overturn some 4,500 laws signed into effect between 1660 and 1820." cite
Read more about the initiative to update Ireland's laws and streamline their statutes here.
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