Talk:Politics of the Republic of Ireland

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Minor correction & constitutional explation added.

Is it really necessary to have all the stuff from the CIA World Factbook at the bottom of page - most/all of it is covered in more detail on other pages. Stuff like the flag description and picture of the flag should definited be deleted - there is already a picture of the flag on the main ROI page and the Flag of Ireland page. Deus Ex 17:35, 7 May 2004 (UTC)


Why remove the reference to the 1972 amendment, as it was a good example?

Sorry I should have explained; my problem was these sections are intended to be short summaries so the sentence put in made it look like the 1972 amendment was the most important that ever happened. I've added in a new sentence about constitutional amendments that i think is better. Iota 16:47, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Progressive Democrats[edit]

Just one question about the statement:

The right is represented by the Progressive Democrats who, while liberal on economic policy, are left-wing on social matters.

Based on that statement i would think their more of a part on the left then on the right. I know their liberal on the econ but aren't they more center-right in social matters, they follow closely with the FF. --User:Boothy443 | comhrÚ 03:12, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Opening paragraph[edit]

I'm not going to get in an edit war over this. However throughout the article Ireland is used for the state with the exception of the first sentence. As this is the proper name for the country, and the title of the page makes it unambiguously about the state not the island it seems unnecessary to say ROI here, not to mention the fact that it is the country (Ireland - proper name) which is a parliamentary democracy and republic (description). --Snowded TALK 20:57, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Did you edit as the "anon"? Djegan (talk) 20:59, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Of course not, I hunt sock puppets, I don't create them --Snowded TALK 21:01, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Any response Djegan? My comment above stands and if there is no discussion I will revert in the article --Snowded TALK 05:43, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
You're not in a position to insist on anything (without concensus). This was a controversial issue recently and the stable version "Republic of Ireland" stands. No dilution. Djegan (talk) 07:01, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Not sure what that that was about. I've raised an issue on the talk page and got no response. If people don't object/engage then a change can be made. You might have the good grace to apologise for the sock puppet accusation by the way. Please read my point above and respond, if you don't engage with the argument then its reasonable to assume consent. This talk page goes back to January so I can't see any recent discussion.--Snowded TALK 07:09, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
No apology due. Djegan (talk) 07:13, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Is that an accusation? --Snowded TALK 07:19, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
I you have something to say, by all means say it. But no apology is due, it was a straightforward question. If your expecting to "extract" an apology then your wasting your time. Do ask for the trivial. Djegan (talk) 07:26, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Well it would be normal courtesy to at least acknowledge and accept the answer, but never mind. Comments on my suggestion above? --Snowded TALK 07:28, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Irish Politics[edit]

Why does Irish Politics redirect here? Irish politics, as any university lecturer will tell you, is the study of politics on the island of Ireland. This is an inappropriate redirect. Donek (talk) 16:52, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Why so? British politics doesn't just mean the island of Britain, nor should Irish just mean the island of Ireland. Politics are organized by sovereignty (ie countries) not islands. A university well tell you that also.CroatiaShoes (talk) 16:58, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

In media and literature, Irish politics may apply to Northern Irish politics, Southern Irish politics or both. That is a fact. Your understanding and of the term "Irish Politics" is not what governs the definition, the usage does. Please see the wiktionary definition of the adjective "Irish" and Good Friday Agreement. The re-direct should be directed to Politics of Ireland. Donek (talk) 19:41, 4 October 2008 (UTC)


There should be an article on corruption and wastage of money.As well as the surrender of our natural resources. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:28, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Important notice[edit]

The government section of the "Outline of the Republic of Ireland" needs to be checked, corrected, and completed -- especially the subsections for the government branches.

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Letterkenny Residents Party[edit]

Letterkenny Residents Party is this a notable irish political party? Off2riorob (talk) 18:22, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

two or three?[edit]

the article reads: Legislative power is vested in the Oireachtas, the bicameral national parliament, which consists of Dáil Éireann, Seanad Éireann and the President of Ireland. bicameral means two chambers, fair enough, but the phrase suggests that the President has legislative power. I kmow the president has to sign, but is that legislative power? Either way the sentence is awkward, saying two and listing three Lugnad (talk) 16:41, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Well this is what the Constitution says the Oireachtas is composed of. I guess it might seem a little bit awkward but there it is. It's bicameral because it's comprised of two chambers. The Constitution is based on the British model where, formally speaking, Parliament is comprised of the Queen, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The UK Parliament is also commonly described as being bicameral. — Blue-Haired Lawyer t 17:51, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Sinn Fein[edit]

Whether Sinn Fein is or is not the oldest party in Ireland is highly disputed, but it seems highly odd to me to revert to the assertion that SF is the oldest party in the state whilst referring to this supposed fact's being disputed. — Blue-Haired Lawyer t 20:43, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

It was odd. In fact it was an error on my part, not having noticed the second element to the edit. It wasn't my intention to take a position. Sources can be found to validate either contention, so I'm not sure we can say definitively whether Labour or Sinn Féin hold that 'distinction'. RashersTierney (talk) 21:30, 2 August 2011 (UTC)