The Republic’s government’s decision to abolish the name of Dingle has led to a major opposition and the introduction of a new plebescite to decide whether to reverse the process. ONe of the most bizzare aspects (I’m sure someone will enlighten me) is that the name change was effected by plebescite of those electors living in the townland of Dingle, not the town as a whole. A re-run is to take place in mid October, this time to change it to Dingle-Daingean Uí Chúis. Those in favour of change will have to get 50%, but whatever the result, the decision to change will reside with politicians.
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