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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your outstanding work in the Ulster related articles. Boundarylayer (talk) 23:50, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Well I wasn't expecting that. Thank you! ~Asarlaí 20:43, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

The Troubles[edit]

Thanks for yr refinements to The Troubles page. A couple of quick comments about the usage issue:

I'm not sure that "especially in Belfast" is really accurate, in reference to the 1920s. It seems to have had wider usage in common parlance, including the Easter Rising events in Dublin and elsewhere, as well as the Civil War in 1922-23.

Also, "reappeared in 1969" sort of implies that the term had faded into disuse prior to then, which isn't quite true. It had remained in general usage to refer to the 1920s events - there are plenty of citations for that. Rather than reappearing, it was sort of "repurposed" in 1969, to its present usage.

These are definitely rather arcane nuances, but I thought they might bear some clarification in the light of yr edits. Cheers! jxm (talk) 06:28, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your feedback. I've changed "The term re-appeared in 1969 to describe the worsening violence" to "In 1969, the term began to be used to describe the worsening violence". I've also removed the "especially in Belfast" bit. In the 1920s, the term "Troubles" does seem to hav been used to refer to the conflict in general. However, many modern writers tend to use it only when referring to the sectarian violence in Belfast at that time – see for example Alan Parksinson's Belfast's Unholy War: The Troubles of the 1920s and Joe Baker's The McMahon Family Murders and the Belfast Troubles 1920-1922. Maybe that could be noted in the article. ~Asarlaí 22:25, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Its been quite a long time, but I seem to remember coming across the phrase "the troubles/these troubles", informally referring to the events of the 1500s in Ireland. Perhaps the phrase has some antiquity in Ireland? Fergananim (talk) 17:28, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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A question regarding names of dead[edit]

Hi Asarlai, I was wondering if it would be possible to include a list of all the British soldiers killed in Operation Banner? The reason I ask is that I saw am online forum where people were complaining that Wikipedia didn't have lists for the soldiers killed yet there is a complete passenger's list for the Titanic. What do you think?--Jeanne Boleyn (talk) 08:25, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Good to see you again Jeanne.
Well, there's alredy a list of all 700+ British military casualties at CAIN (and indeed other websites), so I don't see a need to make another list here. I think it'd lead to lots of wrangling over neutrality, the circumstances of deaths, inclusion critera, and so on. Also, we'd probably hav to make a list for each of the other combatants too (the RUC, the IRA, the UVF, asf) and for the civilians.
That's just my take on it. If you want to know what others think you could ask on Talk:Operation Banner or on one of the WikiProjects. ~Asarlaí 18:01, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply, Asarlai. I'll ask on Op Banner's talk page and see what the consensus is.--Jeanne Boleyn (talk) 07:49, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

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Gaelic Ireland[edit]

Thank you for your contribution, and supporting my own edits. I hope the quotes I left on the talk-page will help in the discussion. Is mise, Fergananim (talk) 17:26, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

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Strange edits?[edit]

Hi, I wonder if you could check out edits being made by 90.204.117.5 to articles such as Ian Paisley, Jr., William McCrea (politician) and others. There seems to be an agenda to the edits (removing references to Northern Ireland and replacing them with United Kingdom references). I have to log off now and go to work. Many thanks. Denisarona (talk) 12:09, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi again, just to let you know that User:Scolaire seems to have dealt with the problem. Regards Denisarona (talk) 16:18, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Murder of Jean McConville[edit]

I note your edit of 02:08, 3 May 2014‎ on the article Murder of Jean McConville, in which you purposefully removed the text associated with the intervention of the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. This is key in the evidence trail, and removing under the edit summary "clean-up" is personally miscreant. I have hence reinserted the text. Rgds, - Trident13 (talk) 14:20, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

It was removed because the information is inaccurate and taken from an opinion piece ("Sinn Fein should never be able to escape Jean McConville's ghost").
That opinion piece says "The lord chief justice, Robert Carswell, ruled that in this one instance the government should break the policy commonly known as NCND (neither confirm nor deny) and reveal any secret service dealings that had taken place with Mrs McConville. There were none".
It doesn't mention a "government investigation", but it does go on to talk about the Ombudsman's report. On pages 12–14 of the Ombudsman's report, it mentions Carswell saying the NCND rule could be broken in some cases. But Carswell was talking about Freddie Scappaticci, not Jean McConville. It was the Ombudsman herself who said the government should break the NCND rule for McConville. ~Asarlaí 16:00, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Title change ‘Siege of Daraa’[edit]

Dear colleague, on ‘Talk:Siege of Daraa#Change of title: ‘Attack on Daraa’’, I’ve started a discussion in which you might take some interest. Yours sincerely, Corriebertus (talk) 14:36, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

The home (Tuam)[edit]

Hi. Sorry about the edit conflict. I tried to fix it as per edit summary. Sorry if I did not do so properly. Just curious -- did you intent intend to rv the following (non-consecutive) quotes? Just asking in case my edit conflict screwup caused something to be lost.

On behalf of the Irish Daily Mail, a private company surveyed the site with ground-penetrating radar. It found two unnatural structures, one box-shaped, and recommended minor excavations as the next step in the investigation.[1]

Corless claimed the matter had "been widely misrepresented" in the media and her own statements had been misquoted.[2] The local police stated that there was no need for a police investigation: “These are historical burials going back to famine times. There is no suggestion of any impropriety and ... there is no confirmation from any source that there are between 750 and 800 bodies present."[3]

Yours, Quis separabit? 17:51, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Update: Someone has already addressed part of the above, so you may need to re-review. Quis separabit? 18:12, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

It seems to be sorted now. Thanks. ~Asarlaí 00:01, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

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British Isles[edit]

Using this "other parts of the British-Irish Isles" phrase. Unfortunately it's not encyclopedic and shouldn't be used. It read fine before and after. Murry1975 (talk) 10:01, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
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