Talk:Republic of Ireland

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Q: Why isn't this article titled Ireland?
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.
Former good article nominee Republic of Ireland was a Geography and places good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
August 11, 2010 Good article nominee Not listed


Semi-protected edit request on 23 November 2016[edit]

The Irish healthcare system ranked 13th out of 34 European countries in 2012 according to the European Health Consumer Index produced by Health Consumer Powerhouse.

Please replace the broken link for European Health Consumer Index with http://www.healthpowerhouse.com/files/Report-EHCI-2012.pdf Lianne.Murphy (talk) 13:55, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

DoneRwxrwxrwx (talk) 15:40, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Move page to "Ireland (country)" or "Ireland (sovereign state)" proposal[edit]

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)

Sorry, I didn't notice that. Elevatorrailfan (talk) 22:03, 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, there are literally dozens of country articles in the Wiki not on the official name of their state...) 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[edit]

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. 86.44.127.1 (talk) 00:13, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Not done: As noted at the top of the article, "Discussions relating to the naming of Ireland articles must occur at Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland Collaboration by order of the Arbitration Committee." Stickee (talk) 00:57, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Change GNP claim in Economic Development Section[edit]

Most recent OECD has Ireland quite a bit above the OECD average for GNP - https://data.oecd.org/natincome/gross-national-income.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 185.24.232.146 (talk) 13:27, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

That link is dead. — Rwxrwxrwx (talk) 17:10, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

See: https://data.oecd.org/natincome/gross-national-income.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by 37.228.251.216 (talk) 21:52, 10 February 2017 (UTC)