At 09:09 PM 2/16/99 -0600, Gearóid Mac Cuinneagáin wrote:
>At 08:13 AM 2/16/99 , Danielle Ni Dhighe wrote:
>>So is it correct to refer to it as Eire even when speaking English? There
>>seems to be a mixed opinion about that.
>Generally speaking, it irks the Irish to do so.
And generally speaking, it's hard to find out exactly why.