British Isles to disappear from Republic’s schools

Nomenclature is always a hot potato in Ireland (think: endless arguments over the correct use of the term Ulster, or even Ireland itself). Now Folens the company that publishes the most popular atlas in Irish schools is to drop the term ‘British Isles’ from its books. Something to do with Wikipedia, or something? According to the Irish Times, the Irish Embassy in London has also ‘been urged to monitor the media in Britain for “any abuse of the official terms as set out in the Constitution of Ireland and in legislation'”. Eh?

  • Congal Claen

    Hi Martin,

    That would maybe raise the “ire” of some. ;o)

  • Paul

    Thank Christ this thread is coming to an end! 301 posts and i’m yet to read one convincing and persuasive argument why:

    1. These islands should be called the British Isles.
    2. These islands shouldn’t be called the British Isles.

    Congal Claen’s barely legible contributions in particular have been entirely bereft of reason, knowledge and logic.

  • Congal Claen

    Hi Paul,

    “Congal Claen’s barely legible contributions in particular have been entirely bereft of reason, knowledge and logic.”

    You’ll have no problems producing a few examples then…

  • fer fecks sake

    Ireland shouldn’t be called the British Isles..so there….fucknfuckit…theres life in this thread yet……