Ireland: Polity Style: 1916-2016

1 Jan 1801 - 6 Dec 1922 a component of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1]
24 Apr 1916 - 29 Apr 1916 Poblacht na hÉireann = Irish Republic
21 Jan 1919 - 6 Dec 1922 Saorstát Éireann = Irish Republic [2][3]
6 Dec 1922 - 29 Dec 1937 Saorstát Éireann = Irish Free State
29 Dec 1937 - Éire = Ireland [4]

[1] In rivalry with dissident polities: Poblacht na hÉireann = Irish Republic, and Saorstát Éireann = Irish Republic (see above)
[2] Also in official use: Saorstát na hÉireann.
[3] Between 14 Jan 1922 and 6 Dec 1922 transitional authorities established pursuant to the Treaty of 1921 used Éire = Ireland (and sometimes semi-officially Southern Ireland) as reference to the state name.
[4] From 18 Apr 1949 Poblacht na hÉireann = Republic of Ireland is the official description of the State (not polity style) in accordance with The Republic of Ireland Act, 1948, which became effective 18 Apr 1949 as required by The Republic of Ireland Act, 1948 (Commencement) Order, 1949.
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