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Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

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James Joyce infobox RfC[edit]

Members of this wikiproject may be interested in this Request for Comment regarding James Joyce. --Albany NY (talk) 16:50, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Irish people "Total population"[edit]

Over at the above article, the heading "Total population" says "c. 70–80 million worldwide". Can we please make clear the difference between Irish people on the one hand, and people of Irish descent on the other? The actual Irish population is far smaller than the "total population" cited! Fergananim (talk) 17:44, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

2009 Republic of Ireland v France football matches[edit]

The recent revelations concerning the $5m payment from FIFA to the FAI have been noted in the 2009 Republic of Ireland v France football matches article, but I think the article would benefit from more detail. I don't do recent controversies very well, but I'm sure there are people out there who do. Scolaire (talk) 18:37, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home[edit]

I've expanded Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home to cover last week's reports from the Irish Examiner about the possible trafficking from there of up to 1,000 children for illegal adoption to the United States. Needs more eyes, I think. Please review for WP:NPOV. BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 14:10, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Years in Ireland[edit]

I note that "incumbents" are being added: President and Taoiseach. Since this is an all-Ireland list and there is a map of the island, we should include the PM of NI. btw - why are "incumbents" listed? - Lugnad (talk) 18:03, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

It's not all-Ireland: "xxxx in Ireland" articles deal with Ireland, the state. There are corresponding articles for "xxxx in Northern Ireland". Good point about the map, though. That probably ought to be fixed. Scolaire (talk) 12:48, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
OK, the map misled me Lugnad (talk) 14:36, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
It uses Template:Year in Ireland, which is protected. Even if it wasn't, I can't find a suitable substitute map. Commons:File:Ireland.svg would be the basis for a suitable map, but a new one would have to be created from it with Northern Ireland a different, neutral colour. Scolaire (talk) 16:54, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
There's the wee problem that it covers the whole of Ireland when you go back before Northern Ireland was set up. I don't know how best to get round that. Perhaps since it is a template the picture could change depending on the year? Dmcq (talk) 17:38, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Looking at the various events, many of them are proper to NI. Perhaps we should accept that and rename them to Years in the Island of Ireland? Lugnad (talk) 18:20, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
No, anything that belongs in NI should be moved to NI, or deleted if it's already there. Scolaire (talk) 18:24, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
OK Lugnad (talk) 18:31, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


The naming of the article at Ireland and the usage and topic of the pagename "Ireland" are up for discussion, see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Ireland_Collaboration#Move "Ireland" to "Ireland (island)" or similar (June 2015) -- (talk) 05:09, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Thousands of Irish cityscape and other images may be deleted from Commons[edit]

Please see discussion at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(miscellaneous)#Two_weeks_to_save_freedom_of_panorama_in_Europe. I think it is an item of major interest to the editors interested in this WikiProject. The (very underestimated) counts for how many images may be affected have been posted to commons:Commons_talk:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015#numbers. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:08, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

A new copy-paste detection bot is now in general use on English Wikipedia. Come check it out at the EranBot reporting page. This bot utilizes the Turnitin software (ithenticate), unlike User:CorenSearchBot that relies on a web search API from Yahoo. It checks individual edits rather than just new articles. Please take 15 seconds to visit the EranBot reporting page and check a few of the flagged concerns. Comments welcome regarding potential improvements. These likely copyright violations can be searched by WikiProject categories. Use "control-f" to jump to your area of interest (if such a copyvio is present). --Lucas559 (talk) 15:27, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Plantation of Ulster[edit]

I do not understand why a review by Tom Hartley is cited for this article; he is a political figure not a historian. Nor for that matter why a book that plainly had a political purpose ("Ó Snodaigh hoped a shared linguistic heritage would thus improve relations between Northern Ireland's antagonistic sects during "the Troubles.") should be cited at all for this article? As far as possible, should we not stick to solid scholarly work for articles on historic subjects? Fergananim (talk) 10:01, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

First, why not open a discussion on the article talk page? Second, if you must raise it elsewhere, it would be polite to leave a link to the article, so people don't have to go off searching for it. Third, if you want a discussion (preferably on the article talk page), you should say what citation you are referring to, how it is being used, and why you object to it (other than you "do not understand why"), and suggest an alternative cite, and alternative wording if you think it desirable. Don't just talk out loud on WT:IE and expect other people to go and do all the work for you. Scolaire (talk) 15:49, 4 July 2015 (UTC)