Republic of Ireland

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 30th July 2021.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the departure of the UK from the EU, whether the country of Ireland is formally called (1) the Republic of Ireland, or (2) Ireland, in UK law.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

It is the UK Government's policy to refer to the country of Ireland as 'Ireland', as can be seen in the latest FCDO geographical names index (March 2021) available here: The UK's departure from the EU has not changed this.

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