A: Many discussions have been had on this matter, and current consensus is to use Ireland to describe the island and Republic of Ireland to describe the state. By order of WP:ARBCOM, all future discussions of this article's title must take place at a special project set up to deal with this issue. See Wikipedia:IMOS for the manual of style for Ireland-related issues.
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Move page to "Ireland (country)" or "Ireland (sovereign state)" proposal
Sense the "Republic of Ireland" isn't the official name of Ireland according to Article 4 of the constitution of Ireland, I think that it might be a good idea to move the page to "Ireland (country)" or "Ireland (sovereign state)", or any other name that would be appropriate to the page. Elevatorrailfan (talk) 20:58, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Do you see the infobox at the top of this page ^^^^ the bit that starts with "Discussions relating to the naming of Ireland articles must...." ??? Valenciano (talk) 21:02, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Elevatorrailfan no need for sorry; the move there was a successful bid to close down discussion any way. It ought to be discussed here like any other matter concerning the article. Frenchmalawi (talk) 20:41, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Lol at the "alternative facts". In actuality, the issue has been discussed to death. Between February 2006 and December 2008 there were no less than seven different discussions and polls (there had been many discussions before then, too). Then there was a marathon, extended, Arbcom-sanctioned mediation and widely-advertised poll, in 2009, resulting in a decision to keep the status quo for two years. There were at least two more discussions in 2012. There have been many more since. The consensus/poll result has always been to maintain the status quo, meaning that the article on the Irish state doesn't reside at the official name of the state. (By the way, thereareliterallydozensofcountryarticlesintheWikinotontheofficialnameoftheirstate...) Since the change of one article title has implications for the articles on both the state and the island, it makes sense to have any discussions at a central location. Anyone is more than welcome to raise the issue at Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland Collaboration. BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 15:08, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
Semi-protected edit request on 30 December 2016
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The name of the state is Ireland. Republic is the system of governance. It is the soccer team which is named the Republic of Ireland, not the State. (See list of UN member states - which lists Ireland, not the Republic of Ireland as a member state, also see any treaty between Ireland and another state which lists the state as Ireland.) References to Republic of Ireland and Poblacht na hEireann in this article are factually inaccurate. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 00:13, 30 December 2016 (UTC)