Template:Country data Ireland

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Template:Country data Ireland is an internal data container not intended to be transcluded directly. It is used indirectly by templates such as flag, flagicon, and others.

Standard parameters

Parameter name Value Meaning
alias Republic of Ireland Main article name (Republic of Ireland)
shortname alias Ireland (optional) Display name to be used for the wikilink, if alias is a disambiguated article name, for example
flag alias Flag of Ireland.svg Image name (File:Flag of Ireland.svg, shown above right)

Flag variants

For more details on this topic, see Flag of Republic of Ireland.
Label Flag image (40px) Image name
1783 St Patrick's saltire.svg St Patrick's saltire.svg
green Green flag of Ireland.svg Green flag of Ireland.svg
4prov Four Provinces Flag.svg Four Provinces Flag.svg
football St Patrick's saltire.svg St Patrick's saltire.svg
rugby union IRFU flag.svg IRFU flag.svg
hockey Flag of Ireland hockey team.svg Flag of Ireland hockey team.svg
cricket Cricket Ireland flag.svg Cricket Ireland flag.svg

Redirect aliases

This template can also be used via an alias name (implemented as a redirect to this template):
Alias name {{flag|alias}} output {{flagcountry|alias}} output
IRE (view)  IRE  Ireland
EIR (view)  EIR  Ireland

See What links here for a full list of redirects.

Example usage

  • {{flag|Ireland}} Ireland
  • {{flagicon|Ireland}}Republic of Ireland
  • {{flagcountry|Ireland}} Ireland

Using a flag variant

  • {{flag|Ireland|1783}} Ireland
  • {{flagicon|Ireland|1783}}Ireland

Using a redirect alias

  • {{flagicon|IRE}}Republic of Ireland
  • {{flagcountry|IRE}} Ireland
  • {{flag|IRE}} IRE

Related templates

Please see the following related country_data templates:

Other information

This template is intended to be used for all-Ireland instances, usually resulting in a wikilink to Ireland (article about the island) instead of Republic of Ireland (article about the sovereign nation).

However, it is often convenient to use {{flagicon|Ireland}} and {{flag|Ireland}} instead of {{flagicon|Republic of Ireland}} and {{flag|Republic of Ireland}} respectively, so this template differs from the standard format in order to accommodate that usage. The alias parameter changes depending on whether or not a flag variant is used by the parent template call:

alias = {{#if:{{{variant|}}}|Ireland|Republic of Ireland}}

This results in

Sporting teams

Also, several sport-specific flag variants are maintained here, and these are automatically used by the respective sport team templates:

  • {{fb|Ireland}} Ireland (football, 1882–1922)
  • {{fh|Ireland}} Ireland (field hockey)
  • {{rl|Ireland}} Ireland (rugby league)
  • {{ih|Ireland}} Ireland (ice hockey) — all-Ireland team that uses the tri-colour
  • {{ru|Ireland}} Ireland (rugby union)
  • {{cr|Ireland}} Ireland (cricket)

Use of country code aliases

The standard country code for the Republic of Ireland is IRL, so it can be used as an alias for Template:Country data Republic of Ireland. The non-standard country codes IRE and EIR are used as aliases for this template to provide similar convenience. For example:

Incorrect usage

Do not use the IRL alias for all-Ireland sports team, and do not use the IRE/EIR aliases without a flag variant specified. The following examples should not be used.

  • {{flagicon|IRE}}Republic of Ireland (Works, but better to use the standard country code for IRL.)
  • {{fh|IRL}} Ireland (Use {{fh|IRE}} instead)

Other flags

Country_data templates are also available for each of the four traditional provinces of Ireland:

Template:Country data Connacht  Connacht
Template:Country data Leinster  Leinster
Template:Country data Munster  Munster
Template:Country data Ulster  Ulster

TemplateData

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Country data Ireland

This template should not be used directly. It is used indirectly by flag templates such as Template:Flag and Template:Flagicon. See Category:Flag template system for a full list of flag templates and Wikipedia:WikiProject Flag Template for further documentation.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status