[tz] Europe/Glasgow looming?

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Aug 15 07:34:55 UTC 2014

Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> Northern Ireland would remain part of the UK, so remains on GMT/BST.

The BBC article was exploring the reverse possibility, i.e., that 
Scotland would stay on GMT/BST whereas the remaining UK would switch to 

> The Republic of Ireland remains a separate country.

As it happens, an Oireachtas committee is considering a time zone change 
for the Republic of Ireland.  Public comments are solicited, due 12 
September at 15:00 IST.  Please see:

Quann J. Public asked for submissions over moving Ireland to CET time 
zone. Newstalk 2014-07-25. http://www.newstalk.ie/reader/47.301.341/28729/0/

Such a change should not require a new zone in the tz database, only 
changes to an existing zone.  However, it could cause Northern Ireland 
to lean more to switching to CET/CEST, and this in turn could make 
matters more interesting for the Scots, who tend to be opposed to such a 

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