Reader reaction to Reuters news
We put a Cork in it…
Drive from sea to sea but don’t stop to pee
The AA motoring group said it was unacceptable for drivers not to have anywhere stop for the toilet or a coffee for the entire 250 km (155 mile) journey between Ireland’s two biggest cities Dublin and Cork for example, even from a purely safety perspective.
Since when has Cork overtaken Belfast as Ireland’s second city?
Last time I looked Belfast was twice the size of Cork!!
As I suspect you already know, Belfast is in Northern Ireland.
We appreciate the sensitivities involved here, but our style is to use Ireland to mean Republic of Ireland, unless a specific distinction needs to be made.
Dublin and Cork are the two biggest cities in the Republic, and the story was all about the Republic’s fiscal woes. Mentioning Belfast would have been completely out of place: GBU Editor
Tourists eat their lunch by the roadside in the Doo Lough Pass near the town of Wesport in County Galway on the West Coast of Ireland May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton