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Michael Yeats[edit]

Hi again. I see what you mean about the way "served two terms" certainly sounds better than "had two spells"- but when I made my edits to the article I had considered and specifically rejected your wording, on the ground that (as I understand it) the period between two sequential elections is correctly described as one 'term'. 'Spell' seemed to me to avoid the problem of suggesting that the Seanad sat for 19 years at one stage. Harfarhs (talk) 14:31, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

I've changed it to periods, which is more accurate than terms and is better the spells which is too casual sounding. Snappy (talk) 22:12, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Frank McCourt[edit]

McCourt was not born in Ireland, he was born in the USA. Shouldn't his nationality be Irish American because he is descended from Irish parents? both his parents were from Ireland (Limerick and Antrim). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackmt (talkcontribs) 15:04, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

You're right, he was born in the states to Irish parents, but unlike most Irish-Americans he came back to Ireland at a young age and spent his formative years in Ireland. This makes him a bit different from the 'classic' Irish-Americans. Snappy (talk) 17:57, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Notability of Realex Payments[edit]

By all means, please add more sources to that article to show that it has been covered by prominent media; Irish are totally fine. Then feel free to remove the notability template and ping me for a re-review. I hope we can save this article, but it needs few more reliable sources. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:58, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Your edit warring[edit]

Hi Snappy, you're still in breach of 1RR at Ulster Protestants. I don't know if you know this, but this means you could be blocked at any time without warning. Please don't put this message down the memory hole until you've corrected the situation. Gob Lofa (talk) 11:43, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Enda Kenny[edit]

Enda Kenny did not attend NUIG. In Text it refers to the fact that he was offered a place there. He is not an NUIG graduate. I'm Reverting your edit and will also alter the text. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cathar66 (talkcontribs) 21:29, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

A reliable source, the RTE one, says he was educated at UCG. If this is wrong, then its up to you to prove it. I reverted back and have added another reference. Refs for UCG are [1], [2], [3] and [4]. Seems pretty conclusive to me Snappy (talk) 17:43, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi sorry about that. Reality is he worked for four years as a primary teacher after attending St Pats for two years.[5] He gave up his job in 1975 following his election at age 24. If he attended UCG /NUIG it must have been as a night student. Unlike Bertie he does not claim to be a graduate. Part time attendance hardly qualifies as an Alma mater or alumni. In his speech at the opening of the extension he does not refer to his time there which any genuine alumnus would.[6] I see young FG (nuig) claim him as a founding member 1973.[7] Cathar66 (talk) 14:52, 16 December 2014 (UTC) Hi again just looked up alumnus on Wikipedia and see that it does include someone who attends but does not graduate. I also looked at your ref to where he says he attended UCG after St. Pats obviously before starting work as a teacher - max 1 year then and couldn't have been there in 1973 silly young FG. Apologies Cathar66 (talk) 15:11, 16 December 2014 (UTC)