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    Ireland has been free from foreign rule since the Free State of 1921. Why then is it included in a subforum under "The UK"?

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    Re: Ireand is...

    Problems & Solutions Forum or sending a private message to admin will probably get faster results. The Garden only has 2 admin, so it's possible they could miss this thread.

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    It should be the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shouldn't it?
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    Ukobani?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius
    Ireland has been free from foreign rule since the Free State of 1921. Why then is it included in a subforum under "The UK"?
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    Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom.

    The Southern part of Ireland is an independant country with its own constitution, president and flag








    The Irish State
    In 1923 the first government of the Irish Free State was led by William T. Cosgrave of Cumann Na nGael. Their chief aim was to establish infrastructure and administration of the new state.
    The name of the state according to article 4 of the constitution is, Ireland in the English language and Éire in the Irish language. Although the origins of the name Éire are uncertain, the name Eiru which is the name of a mythological divine heroine, occurs in the earliest literature in Old Irish. The modern word Ireland derives from a combination of the Gaelic "Éire" with the Germanic word "land".
    The National Flag is a tricolour of green, white and orange. The green represents the older Gaelic and Anglo-Norman element in the population, the orange the Protestant supporters of William of Orange, while the white represents a lasting peace between the two traditions. First flown as an emblem of the Young Ireland movement of 1848, the flag did not come into popular use until after the 1916 Rising.
    The National Anthem of Ireland is "Amhrán Na bhFiann" (The Soldier's Song) written in 1907 by Peadar Kearney and Patrick Heeney. It was formally adopted as the national anthem in 1926.
    The National Day of Ireland is St. Patrick's Day, celebrated by Irish communities all over the world on 17th March.
    The Constitution of Ireland is Bunreacht na hÉireann, the basic law of the State. Adopted by referendum in 1937 it defines Ireland as a sovereign, independent and democratic state. It sets out the administrative structure of the Government and states that all powers of the Government derive under God from the people. It defines the structure and principles of legal and social policy to guide the Oireachtas (Parliament). The rights of every citizen are also enshrined in the constitution.
    The President of Ireland is elected by direct vote from the people for a term of seven years. While the president doesn't have any executive powers, the role is more than a ceremonial one. The President has certain powers which make him or her essentially the guardian of the Constitution and may choose to exercise these powers on the advice of the Government or Council of State. The current President is Mary McAleese.
    The Irish Government consists of not less than seven and not more than fifteen members. The Head of the Government is the Taoiseach, who is appointed by the President on the nomination of the Dáil. The Taoiseach nominates one member of Government to be Tánaiste, who acts in the place of the Taoiseach if the Taoiseach is absent.
    Departments of State are assigned to members of the Government, with a Minister occasionally being responsible for more than one department. Ministers are assisted in the administration of these departments by Ministers of State who are not members of the Government.
    Ireland is a parliamentary democracy. The national parliament is called the Oireachtas and consists of the President and two houses. These are the Dáil (The House of Representatives) and the Seanad (the Senate). The power of these two bodies derive from the Constitution of Ireland and law.
    The Dáil is the primary of the two houses. While government administration and policy may be criticised in both houses, the government is responsible to the Dáil only.
    The main political parties are Fianna Fáil, which has been in Government more times than any other party, Fine Gael, The Labour Party, The Progressive Democrats, The Green Party, Socialist Party and Sinn Féin.
    Civil Servants assist in the running of each of the fifteen Departments of State and are appointed through public competition.
    Irish law is based on Common Law and is enshrined in the Constitution of 1937. Statutes passed by the British Parliament before 1921 also have the force of law unless they have subsequently been repealed or have been found to be unconstitutional. Justice is administered in the public courts. Judges are appointed by the president and are usually senior figures in the legal profession.
    The police service, an Garda Siochána (Guardians of the Peace) was established in 1922. Today the force has approx. 11,450 members. The GardaÃ* are headed by a government appointed Commissioner and are answerable to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.
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    Re: Ireand is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius
    Ireland has been free from foreign rule since the Free State of 1921. Why then is it included in a subforum under "The UK"?
    Technically you are correct and anyone posting about Northern Ireland should use the UK 'path'.

    If you want Ireland (Irish Free State ) added, get in touch with Tombstone or Anastophe.
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    How does it look now?
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    I didn't mean to kick up so much fuss! It was only a bit of banter!

    Anyway, it's nice to see our little nation is getting a bit more status here. I'll not complain about that

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