[tz] Irish time...

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Sun Oct 16 21:40:40 UTC 2011

Kevin Lyda said:
> In addition, Belfast seems to have had yet another timezone.

I'm not sure what the issue is.

>From the introduction of standard time in 1880 until 1916, Great Britain
was on GMT and Ireland (all of it) on DMT.

In 1916, Ireland moved to GMT so that the whole of the UK was on the same

In WW2, the UK (including Northern Ireland) had double summer time but the
Republic of Ireland didn't.

So there's Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and the Republic, with three
different histories.

> How did
> the British actually manage to build an empire anyway?

By accident.

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