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?

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