This template is intended to be used for all-Ireland instances, usually resulting in a wikilink to Ireland (article about the island) instead of Republic of Ireland (article about the sovereign nation).

However, it is often convenient to use {{flagicon|Ireland}} and {{علم|Ireland}} instead of {{flagicon|Republic of Ireland}} and {{علم|Republic of Ireland}} respectively, so this template differs from the standard format in order to accommodate that usage. The alias parameter changes depending on whether or not a flag variant is used by the parent template call:

alias = {{#if:{{{variant|}}}|Ireland|Ireland (state)}}

This results in

Sporting teamsتعديل

Also, several sport-specific flag variants are maintained here, and these are automatically used by the respective sport team templates:

Note that this template does not include flag images for cricket and rugby union, as those flags are copyrighted images and cannot be used in templates per WP:Non-free content criteria.

Use of country code aliasesتعديل

The standard country code for the Republic of Ireland is IRL, so it can be used as an alias for Template:Country data Republic of Ireland. The non-standard country code IRE is used as an alias for this template to provide similar convenience. For example:

Incorrect usageتعديل

Do not use the IRL alias for all-Ireland sports team, and do not use the IRE alias without a flag variant specified. The following examples should not be used.

  • {{flagicon|IRE}}ايرلاندا (Works, but better to use the standard country code for IRL.)
  • {{fh|IRL}} جمهورية ايرلاندا (Use {{fh|IRE}} instead)

Other flagsتعديل

Country_data templates are also available for each of the four traditional provinces of Ireland:

Template:Country data Connacht كوناكت
Template:Country data Leinster Leinster
Template:Country data Munster Munster
Template:Country data Ulster Ulster