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.
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It's called Southern Ireland because it's NOT Northern Ireland[edit]

Before I read on Wikipedia that Southern Ireland was the origional name of the 26 county state when Ireland was first partitioned (1921) I used to think that Southern Ireland was just a nickname for the RoI, being the opposite of Northern Ireland. I added a link to the term to inform those unaware that SI was an official name. AlwynJPie (talk) 16:08, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

It is just a nickname, being the opposite of Northern Ireland. Linking it to Southern Ireland (1921–22) in the Name section is inappropriate, because it implies that it is called that because of an article in the GOI ACT that most people have never heard of. And, once again, Southern Ireland was not the original name of the 26-county state; it was the proposed name of an entity that never came into being. The original name of the 26-county state was the Irish Free State. Scolaire (talk) 09:35, 5 December 2015‎
Yes the link is quite inappropriate. It is not that would-be country. It is simply a description that some people especially in Britain have used for the state to distinguish it from Northern Ireland. Dmcq (talk) 10:15, 5 December 2015 (UTC).
Maybe calling Southern Ireland a "state" is incorrect but the 1920 Act divided Ireland into two sef-governing territories that were named Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland in the Act. The modern state is more or less the same 26 county area that was called Southern Ireland in the Act. AlwynJPie (talk) 12:37, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
The 1920 act did not divide Ireland into two self-governing territories. It's stated purpose was to do so, but one of them never came into existence. At any rate, this has no bearing on what Dmcq or I said. "Southern Ireland" is used because it's not Northern Ireland. That's all. Scolaire (talk) 12:46, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
It is not just a nickname, the term stems from the origional name for the 26 county territory created in the 1920 Act. AlwynJPie (talk) 22:57, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
Once again you have amply demonstrated that you are not here to build an encyclopedia, only to push your own fringe theory. Once again I am going to deny recognition, and ask others to do the same. Scolaire (talk) 09:51, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
I don't think you can say that Southern Ireland never existed when, on 24 May 1921, elections were held for the House of Commons of Southern Ireland (simultaneously with elections for Northern Ireland). AlwynJPie (talk) 21:12, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Not relevant. Dmcq (talk) 23:35, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Move page to Ireland[edit]

I am currently trying to compile a decent list of countries along with ISO 3166.
I decided to compare Wikipedia ISO_3166-2 and http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/country_codes.htm
The underlying idea is to have something easy to read (not to add the 'Republic', the articles or such but use the 'most-commonly' given name for a country)
Most of them simply match but for Ireland, I was surprised to be redirected to Republic of Ireland
First, the ISO does not even state the 'Republic' part (even though it does for some other countries)
Second, Ireland goes to the island part when a disambiguation could easily do the job
My question is: could this page be renamed Ireland, and the current Ireland moved to something like Ireland (island)?
88.190.131.1 (talk) 09:17, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

This question and requests to move are asked regularly so you need to read the FAQ at the top of the page and many pages of talk page discussions on the subject. MilborneOne (talk) 09:25, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
The most important banner at the top is the one that says, "Discussions relating to the naming of Ireland articles must occur at Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland Collaboration by order of the Arbitration Committee." I wouldn't waste my time, though. This was the subject of lengthy (as in ten years) and heated discussion, but in the end there was an indisputable consensus to keep the article at this title. Scolaire (talk) 09:58, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
While you're at it why don't you get ISO to change from GB to UK for the United Kingdom. Dmcq (talk) 10:03, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Formating[edit]

It would appear this page needs some formatting fixes.Atworker (talk) 16:37, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

If you dont want to fix them yourself we might need some clues. MilborneOne (talk) 17:26, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
I don't mean to be dismissive/combative, but I've found it futile to edit Wikipedia pages, as they are almost always reverted.146.1.2.19 (talk) 20:47, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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External links modified[edit]

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