Talk:Republic of Ireland

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This article is terribly put together. It's full of mispellings of the Irish words used, and gives the impression that Saor Stát na H'eireann and Eire were the same country.


This page is outdated and needs to be rewritten after the upcoming general election. Also, it lists a disbanded party(the progressive democrats)and completely ignores the socialist party (A large power in Irish politics)

Move this article to "Ireland"

According to the Irish constitution of 1937, "The name of the State is Éire, or, in the English language, Ireland." (Article 4). The AP Stylebook recommends against the use of "Republic of Ireland." CMOS says to follow the CIA Factbook, which gives the name as simply "Ireland." So the current title is misleading. If you look at the Irish U.N. Mission site, they use "Ireland" or "Irish state". The phrase "Republic of Ireland" is carefully avoided. Under the Ireland Act of 1949, ROI was official British usage. In 1989, the Irish Supreme Court ruled the state's name is "Ireland" and that "Republic of Ireland" is "not its correct name" (Ellis v O'Dea). The British agreed to stop using ROI in 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement. So the phrase is not just a Britishism, it's a Britishism that the British government now rejects. PeterKa 09:01, 18 January 2014 (EST)