My last entry was about Global Voices. I went back there today and see that the page I said was spammed has since been fixed. And on that page I notice that there already was an Ireland page! It was called Republic of Ireland. However that page is now spammed. Brilliant.
When the page gets fixed I'll probably just add the Planet Redbrick link to it. The Ireland page I created is redundant I suppose. Though who calls Ireland the "Republic of Ireland". This came up on the Redbrick newsgroups recently and I forget the conclusion which was something along the lines of it being technically correct (the best kind of correct) and was therefore perfectly acceptable.
I can't imagine any Irish person saying "I live in the Republic of Ireland" when asked where they live, but then again that doesn't mean it's incorrect, especially when in a listing of countries. Very unintuitive for Irish people who might look for the page about their country though.