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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Ireland:

TRANSPORT! the new terminal 2 has been finished!! could someone add information and add a photo? thanks

  • Communications (broadband coverage, etc.) - add to Economy section

+ Any chance of someone contributing approximate rainfall too to the Geography section? Thanks. + may as well delete the economy section now.

Propose Name Change of Article Title to Island of Ireland[edit]

I propose that the title of this article should be changed to the Island of Ireland to make it clear that this article relates and encompasses the independent sovereign state of Ireland or Republic of Ireland and the constituant territory of the United Kingdom of Northern Ireland. I would not usually make this request, only there has been some argument by a certain user on the Republic of Ireland talk page that Ireland should be titled as Southern Ireland, despite many attempts by various users that the Republic of Ireland is reffering to the state and officially it called Ireland through the European Union, United Nations, and even the British Foreign Office. I would invite all those concerned that they read up on the talk pages for the Republic of Ireland and Southern Ireland before commeting here, thereby getting an understanding at what and why I am requesting the name change to the Island of Ireland here and so to uncomplicate things for any user and others that seems not to understand the difference between the two articles. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:46, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Should this not be at Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland Collaboration in accordance with the big editing notice from the arbcom decision that is displayed when you edit? MilborneOne (talk) 19:58, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

"Languages" listed in box[edit]

The box lists "English, Irish, Ulster Scots", all linked to related articles. The "Ulster Scots" wikilink takes the reader to " "Ulster Scots dialects", which ledes with: "Ulster Scots or Ulster-Scots (Ulstèr-Scotch)[6][7] generally refers to the dialects of Scots spoken in parts of Ulster in Ireland.[5][8][9] Some definitions of Ulster Scots may also include Standard English spoken with an Ulster Scots accent.[10][11]".

A dialect, according to the Wiki article, "refers to a variety of a language that is a characteristic of a particular group of the language's speakers." "Ulster Scots" is *not* itself a language, it is a *dialect* of a language. As noted in the "Ulster Scots dialects" article, it is a dialect of Scots, and therefore "Scots" is the language that can comparably be listed with "English" and "Irish", and it can be qualified with a parenthetical reference to "Ulster Scots dialects." Shoreranger (talk) 15:39, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

It is a recognised minority language in Northern Ireland so whatever about one's beliefs about what constitutes a language there are citations saying it is a language of Northern Ireland, so what's there is right per WP:V. Dmcq (talk) 16:42, 10 September 2014 (UTC)


I think the article should be moved to Ireland (Island) since the reader commonly associated "Ireland" to "Republic of Ireland" and enter the article is remarkable that the island has to Ireland (Republic) and Northern Ireland. It would be correct, because in effect it is an island, the problem is that the article is semi-protected. They think?. Jaam0121 (talk) 19:10, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Given the hatnote, the redirect and the disambig., there can hardly be a problem. Qexigator (talk) 19:20, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
I*'m sure many readers are concerned about political matters but the consensus from a lot of previous discussion is the current arrangement is more in line with usage. Except for things concerned with the troubles or business statistics like GNP people are more usually interested in the island as a whole. Dmcq (talk) 21:27, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

the tyndall effect is not the explanation for blue sky[edit]

The article states (under section Science) "discovered the Tyndall effect, which explains why the sky is blue" but according to the linked article, this is Raleigh Scattering, *not* the Tyndall effect. Cranium (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 05:58, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

I've removed the statement. ww2censor (talk) 11:20, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Irish flag in article question[edit]

ShockD (talk) 15:01, 12 February 2015 (UTC) The Irish flag is not shown once in this article. Why?

Geographical landmasses tend not to have flags that's why. Geopolitical structures do and as such you will find the Irish flag at Republic of Ireland. And even if you argued that to some the flag represents the whole island, it still only represents a geopolitical structure and not a geographical landmass which this article is on about, though it obvious goes into the geopolitical history of what happened on it. Mabuska (talk) 16:02, 12 February 2015 (UTC)