My own favourites from these now-repealed laws are:
- No Jew to keep in his possession a hauberk or an aubergel – what a shame that sea_of_tethys has just had a birthday, because a set of matching hauberks and aubergels would have made a lovely (and legal) present!
- The freedom of movement of the French in the realm is guaranteed – I hope someone is now forcing all French persons currently within Ireland to stand perfectly still until it can be determined that their motives are all above board.
- The Coffee Adulteration Act – forbids the mixing of lard, grease and/or sheep dung into coffee sacks – a suggestion to all Irish persons reading this: STAY AWAY FROM STARBUCKS. They really don't need another excuse for corporate misbehaviour...