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22 Nov 2023 10:12:59
Well done James mcclean on your 103rd cap for the country of your birth. only wish you'd played in the green of celtic. great ambassador for eire ??.

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22 Nov 2023 13:03:13
Mallythetally67. Eire ceased to be the official name of the Republic of Ireland since 1949:& any British use of Eire is regarded as an out of date oddity .
DUP seem to like using it as a derogatory term.

22 Nov 2023 13:28:44
@ Celtic Calling I disagree I remember the wee men going round Celtic Park shouting "EIRE" the macaroon bars and spearmint chewing gum lol.

22 Nov 2023 13:30:02
Googles a wonderful thing ?.

22 Nov 2023 14:49:57
That was Peter Lowell, he had a few minutes to spare between drinks in the Board room and giving his motivational speech to the team before they went out to play.

22 Nov 2023 14:50:30
Thought the official name prior to 1947 was the Irish Free State, am sure Irish coins and stamps had Eire on them well after 1947, in fact until Ireland was absorbed into the EU, and lost its national identity, I always thought Eire was just the Irish for Ireland, my Irish language is very limited, and my memory is getting very bad.

22 Nov 2023 17:02:37

I'm sitting here with an Irish Punt dated 1990 a friend gave me in Belfast many years ago and it bears the harp and the name Eire.

22 Nov 2023 17:27:35
In our Demi - Province DUP and TUV use Eire as a derogatory name, I certainly didn’t need Google to tell me that I didn’t like Eire.
I previously referred to Eire as not a proper name for Ireland .
Before Republic of Ireland came in to place in 1948, as Aindoh says the name was Irish Free State with Eire known as Irish and on stamps etc . However Costello had removed the last of the British Monarchy power in R oI I control of ports etc and Announced name to be Republic of Ireland.
That is why DUP and TUV use term of Eire, as Eire had less independence from Britain . I believe Brit’s soldiers also used it when wanting to wind -up Republicans.

22 Nov 2023 18:26:44
Well you used the word oddity and so did google al leave it there.

22 Nov 2023 18:28:05
But is not Eire not just the Gaelic word for Ireland, I remember passing a sinn Fein street meeting, back in the eighties, and the speaker was haranguing the crowd about getting rid of English words in daily use, words like foot and inches and miles, we shouldn't be using them, we should be using the Irish, words like pounds and ounces, and gallons and pints, we should get rid of them all, I had to smile, when he said getting rid of pints.



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