We all know that our cities and towns in Ireland have many street and placenames called after English monarchs etc.
A discussion on the issue may belong in the History section, unless something is planned to be done on the issue wherby it would belong in e.g the Current Affairs Section.
A law came in a couple of years ago giving County and City Councils the right to veto inappropiate names for developments. Fingal County Council have lead the way on this in Dublin by introducing three 'naming committees' compromising councillors, historians and other representatives to name developments properly. However, the first naming committe introuduced was in Galway City Council, I believe.
I think that Donegal County Council and Shannon Town Council have similar committees.
I noticed this development in The Irish Times yesterday though. Does anyone know does the name relate to the Duke of Wellington?
I know in Cork there was a campaign a few years ago to rename some street called 'Victoria' something, as people thought it was named after a former English Queen. It turned out though, the development was named by some guy after his daughter called Victoria.
Does anyone have any light to shed on Wellington Court? I will be rining the Heritage Officer of Dublin City Council on Monday about it if not.