[tz] Irish Standard Time vs Irish Summer Time

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Jan 19 20:03:06 UTC 2018

On 01/19/2018 12:44 AM, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> I do not believe that the "average man on the street" in Ireland
> thinks their clocks go back in winter

This point was discussed before the changes were installed in December. 
As I recall, it appears that in Ireland the more-common usage agrees 
with the legal usage, which is that IST is called "Irish Standard Time" 
and is the standard time that is observed for most of the year, and that 
GMT is observed during winter. I recall looking at a number of 
English-language sources about this. For more, please see the thread 
starting here:


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