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The Irish Free State had GGs until 11 December 1936; thereafter the IFS had no GG; from 28 December 1937, "Ireland" (no "Republic of" etc) had no GG; then in 1949 Ireland was excluded from the BCN...The topic of its name is well worne etc....And there are thosse who don't like to use it..but it is particularly inappropriate to refer to the Republic of Ireland as if it was the successor of the IFS here when the Irish state continued on as a British dominion under the name ireland for some 12 years...184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:15, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
-only it didn't; they just used the British monarch for the purposes of external relations. Ireland presently is still oficially called just 'Ireland' or 'Eire'; the 1948 Act just stated unequivocably that the state was a republic, but did not actually change the name of the polity. The British monarch was NOT monarch of Ireland 1936-1949, but Ireland was still formally 'part of His Majesty's dominions' because the British monarch still represented it for the purposes of external relations.. Don't forget, Ireland during th 1936-1949 period had a president too. JWULTRABLIZZARD (talk) 18:18, 10 January 2012 (UTC)