[tz] Irish Standard Time vs Irish Summer Time

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Dec 10 07:21:27 UTC 2017

On 12/09/2017 01:41 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
> Does it matter what is labelled "Standard" by politicians making points?

A bit, but what's more important is common practice among English-speakers.

For what it's worth, a Google search from UCLA today found 20 hits for the 
search '"Irish Standard Time IST" site:ie', and 9 hits for '"Irish Summer Time 
IST" site:ie'. The former hits include the Limerick Leader, the Dublin City 
Council, the Commission for Energy Regulation, and Gaelectric; the latter 
include Air Accident Investigation Unit Ireland and the School of 
Physics,Trinity College Dublin. If I change the spelling of the query to find 
more matches, '"Irish Standard Time" IST site:ie' finds 32 hits, and '"Irish 
Summer Time IST" site:ie' finds 22 hits. Another example that includes sources 
outside the Ireland top-level domain: '"Irish Standard Time" IST' has about 
25,800 hits, and '"Irish Summer Time" IST' has about 11,100 hits. So these 
admittedly-crude Google searches suggest that "Irish Standard Time" is the 
more-common interpretation of IST in Ireland.

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