Talk:Treaty Ports (Ireland)

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Did the Irish treaty ports remain part of the United Kingdom between 1922-38 or were they Irish Free State territory with operational control retained by the British? JAJ 00:55, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Extent of the ports[edit]

Did the area under British control consist of the whole of the cities/towns, or just the port facilities? --Jfruh (talk) 22:38, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm fairly sure that it was just the port facilities under British control, seizing control of an Irish town would have provoked hostility. Taoiseach :)

Just limited to "such harbour and other facilities" in times of peace - with no mention of towns and cities, only the three mentioned ports within the Irish Free State in the Annex of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Djegan 16:06, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Screw chruchill. He talks of giving up something for nothing. No one in the 26 counties wanted Britain to have anything. What right do they have, except by naked force of threat of force, did Britain have to keep anything in Ireland. If it weren't for his admittedly resilient stand against Hitler after Europe had fell, he would just go down as another who gave two shits about those natives of the province of the Empire who's lives were misery —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:12, 23 May 2009 (UTC)


There's no need for a capital P in the title of this article. I tried to move, but it would have led to a double-redirect. Can someone sort this out? Mooretwin (talk) 10:19, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Churchill's reaction[edit]

Why are the words "sentinel towers of the western approaches" emphasised in the text of Churchill's speech? The Hansard record of the speech does not show any such emphasis[1]. Drawing attention to a particular phrase, however well crafted, in a quotation of a speech doesn't appear appropriate for an encyclopedia - or is there a WP justification for it? Scartboy (talk) 19:39, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Map needed[edit]

Given how much of this is related to the location of these ports, and their extent into the Atlantic, a map of Ireland with the ports marked would certainly be helpful in understanding this article. T-bonham (talk) 09:08, 11 May 2010 (UTC)