Talk:Ireland

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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.


Life sciences and pharmaceutical industry[edit]

For the editors of this article - here is an article that discusses the international life sciences and pharmaceutical industry within Ireland, and has some really good coverage.

It is a 2008 article so, hopefully, it is not outdated. Here it is : Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Advances in Ireland. ---Steve Quinn (talk) 04:21, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

This is an all-island article and your source refer to the Irish state, so might be more appropriate to the Republic of Ireland article. ww2censor (talk) 08:12, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 May 2014[edit]

Please change: A period of rapid economic expansion from 1995 onwards became known as the Celtic Tiger period, was brought to an end in 2008 with an unprecedented financial crisis and and economic depression in 2009. To: A period of rapid economic expansion from 1995 onwards became known as the Celtic Tiger period, was brought to an end in 2008 with an unprecedented financial crisis and an economic depression in 2009. Because: 'and and' is incorrect and should be 'and an'. Mrmmaclean (talk) 22:01, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting wait.svg Already done I'm guessing this is already done because I just searched the whole page for " and and " and got no hits. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 23:37, 14 May 2014 (UTC)


"Republic of Ireland" de-capitalisation in running text[edit]

Editors are invited to participate in a discussion taking place at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ireland Collaboration#.22Republic of Ireland.22 de-capitalisation in running text. All input welcome. Thank you. walk victor falk talk 16:22, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 July 2014[edit]

Ireland is it's own free state and is not just an island near Britain therefore it is not in the British Isles it is recognised as a country and not a colonised area of Britain

46.7.201.82 (talk) 19:17, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

This article is about the island not the state. Mabuska (talk) 20:20, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

The British Isles as a geographical term derives from an ancient Greek term for the islands centuries before any political union. The terms "Britain" and "British" were origionally purely geographical and included both large islands and all the smaller islands in the archipelago. The term should not be changed just because the larger island uses it to refer to itself politically. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AlwynJPie (talkcontribs) 20:22, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

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 109.76.226.161 (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)