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Michael Cox AfD[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Michael Cox (Catholic bishop) needs rescuing, AfD'ed in the course of an ongoing RM discussion.


Current districts in Northern Ireland

Hi all,

Over the past few years, I've utilised OSGB OpenData create an extensive series of maps for Great Britain. More recently, OSI and OSNI have released similar data and I intend to use that to create a similar series for Ireland. The data is significantly higher quality than that previously used (compare map to right with this), which makes sub-national maps possible.

The main series in GB is at county-scale and is used to illustrate location-in-county, as in Coningsby or Corby. The same approach throughout Ireland seems sensible to me (eg to show Dungarvan in Co Waterford or Warrenpoint in Co Down) and would give a significant improvement over showing them in the whole country.

Any comments/suggestions?--Nilfanion (talk) 00:32, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Location maps (Northern Ireland)[edit]

Dromore is located in Northern Ireland
Dromore (Northern Ireland)
Dromore is located in County Down
Dromore (County Down)

I've uploaded a location map for County Down, see to right. Template:Infobox UK place is now using it, so it can be seen in articles about Co Down places. However, the 6 counties may not be best choice to subdivide Northern Ireland, and in some ways the 11 districts may be better. I can easily produce maps based on the local government districts (and will do so for Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon to provide direct comparison with the Co Down map). I can see three options:

  1. Show within Northern Ireland as a whole
  2. Show within the county
  3. Show within the district

My personal opinion is the counties are best unit to use, as this way the maps better reflect the prose of the articles. The prose in turn reflects how places in Northern Ireland are described - if asked where Dromore was, you'd almost certainly reply with "County Down". One exception for places within Belfast. In those cases, the map should show location within the city area, not Armagh or Down.--Nilfanion (talk) 10:02, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

I meant notify this WikiProject of the discussion at Template_talk:Infobox_UK_place#Northern_Ireland_maps, but having it here is just as good. I favour maintaining the very long established status quo of using the councils in the location maps. They are the modern administrative divisions used for Northern Ireland and have been for decades. I can't disagree that colloquially counties are still used in various fields. I personally would prefer a combination of the council maps and Nilfanion's new design. Mabuska (talk) 14:11, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
My mistake, I should of said to notify Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Ireland-related_articles as it is the more appropriate place, however I will add a notice to this discussion there as more Ireland WikiProject members pay attention to it. Mabuska (talk) 22:04, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Personally @Nilfanion: I'm disappointed no-one else has decided to comment on this by now. Mabuska (talk) 22:18, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
I'm disappointed as well, it would be good to see an active cadre of Irish editors around the place :) I intend to get this sorted ASAP, and after that I will start to generate a series of maps for the counties in the Republic (What's best for Co Dublin?). With any luck that will make people interested in Northern Ireland too.--Nilfanion (talk) 23:26, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
To be honest there was until a few months ago a very active cadre of Irish editors, however the more mature and sensible ones who would of discussed such a non-controversial matter have disappeared, largely due to editors who only focus on pushing POV on controversial matters. What's best for County Dublin? I would also say the modern administrative units as like in Northern Ireland, the traditional counties now longer have any official status. Mabuska (talk) 23:31, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
One advantage in County Dublin is the modern units are strictly contained within the traditional one, so its less problematic having both options available. With any luck when the Republic maps are available, this will attract interest on the Northern Irish too...--Nilfanion (talk) 07:00, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Mary Norris AfD[edit]

An AfD for Irish national Mary Norris is at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mary Norris. --Tagishsimon (talk) 00:56, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Notice to participants at this page about adminship[edit]

Many participants here create a lot of content, have to evaluate whether or not a subject is notable, decide if content complies with BLP policy, and much more. Well, these are just some of the considerations at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship.

So, please consider taking a look at and watchlisting this page:

You could be very helpful in evaluating potential candidates, and maybe even finding out if you would be a suitable RfA candidate.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 06:24, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Queen's Council[edit]

A category discussion is taking place here that may interest the Project. Laurel Lodged (talk) 16:52, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Category:Fathers of Taoisigh has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Fathers of Taoisigh and three related categories, all of which are within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 14:03, 30 June 2016 (UTC)