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We have this in the article: "The rapid growth of its economy in recent years has facilitated the decline of the Catholic Church's influence in the country." I'd love it to be true - but logically, is it? Might there be other causes? Internationalization of the culture? Increased sophistication? Improved education? --Bob_M (talk) 12:46, 4 July 2007 (CDT)

The fact that the catholics and Protestants aren't blowing each other up every five minutes migth help, too. --Gulik 12:47, 4 July 2007 (CDT)


I am Irish and I am a secondary school teacher (high school for those you who don't speak real english). I am not religious and I believe the religious domination of schooling is a problem, yet I would argue strongly against the existence of supposed "indoctrination". This befits an essay rather than an article. If anyone wants to start the essay i'll gladly lend my help. I'm going to remove the passage for now. ДιЯɖі$ɧ ɥοםЄʟβЯƏакĐΩωΝ 06:04, 5 July 2007 (CDT)

child abuse scandal[edit]

this also needs statistics here and an essay perhaps on the societal impact of child sex abuse in irish religious institutions. or something. i'll help there too if wanted. ДιЯɖі$ɧ ɥοםЄʟβЯƏакĐΩωΝ 06:05, 5 July 2007 (CDT)

Ireland or Eire[edit]

Some of the material here should be in Republic of Ireland I think. yummy Toast&  honey(or marmalade) 14:09, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Actually, the two articles should be combined. DogPMarmite Patrol 17:22, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
I agree. It doesn't seem meaningful to have two separate articles. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 17:28, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, although they are two seperate things ("Ireland" the island and "Ireland" the republic) the geographical note should simply be in the "republic" article - as geography is even further from our remit than political units. --BobSpring is sprung! 17:53, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
I think it's simpler to merge them into Ireland, since that's more likely to be typed and linked? ħumanUser talk:Human 03:37, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
I looked at RoI and it took me eleven seconds to decide to move it to fun:. Now, Northern Ireland is a crap article that isn't even written in "sentences". Let's do something with that, like redirect it here? ħumanUser talk:Human 03:43, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Ireland on the top[edit]

Irish flag should be on top cuz why not. I put Irish flag on top. Dapperedavid (talk) 14:34, 9 January 2016 (UTC)


I don't have the time to rewrite it now, but the section on the Troubles absurdly claims that it wasn't till Bill got himself involved that peace became a prospect in Northern Ireland. This is patently untrue; there had already been attempts at creating peace such as the Anglo Irish Agreement, signed a whole ten years before George Mitchell got his new job , the UK had been involved in back-channel communications with the IRA since the 80s and the bloodiest period of the conflict was already in the past. The US acted as neutral facilitators, and even the altruism of the Clintons' work in relation to the north has come into question. This section needs a rewrite. HeadlessDenise (talk) 19:56, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Merge with Repulic of Ireland[edit]

This article should be merged with the one of RoI as they describe the same subject and that RW is not an encyclopedia and tbh doesn't fit with the mission. The section about politics mostly describes RoI and not Ulsters as well the background the political strife could shuffle to The Troubles.--Tuxer (talk) 22:35, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Agreed. Since I’ll get to Ireland at some point in my world editing tour, I’ll merge them then if no one has objected. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 00:26, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
I agree. It's almost all ROI and not the Island as a whole.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 12:08, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
Unite Ireland on the wiki today, the world tomorrow!/s. There are sections better placed in Northern Ireland such as Nationalism and Loyalism, as well as the troubles, tho the troubles would be very relevant to the Republic also. Féinléiriú (talk) 15:02, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
I mean any bits mentioned here not already in that article, of course these things are already covered. Féinléiriú (talk) 15:06, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

@Euromec You might consider fitting your most recent edit into the Republic of Ireland page given what was said above, unless you want to keep this one. Féinléiriú (talk) 18:06, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Okay, I will move to the Republic section. Euromec (talk) 18:49, 17 June 2020 (UTC)