Friday, 21 August 2009

Letter to Facebook

Dear Sir/Madame,
I have been trying to edit the Facebook information section in my profile on Facebook. My hometown is Belfast, Ireland. Your code will highlight this as Belfast, United Kingdom. As you may be aware, Belfast is on the island of Ireland. As an Irish citizen, I would identify myself as living in Belfast Ireland. I am unable to file this on the Facebook page as your code continues to change my edit to Belfast, United Kingdom.

As an Irish citizen, I find this totally unacceptable and request that you change your code to enable me to register my hometown and country in accordance with my national identity.

I would refer you to Article 15 (1) and (2) of 'The Universal Declaration of Human Rights' proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.
Article 15
(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

I look forward to consideration of my concerns, and to a speedy resolution to the problem.


Seosamh ONeill.


  1. Someone who knows what country Belfast is in21 August 2009 at 16:15

    There is no such country as the island of Ireland. If you live on the island of Ireland you will be in one of 2 nations, either the Republic of Ireland or the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. Please, please feel free to leave the United Kingdom and live in the republic if you wish.
    Your argument is absolutely ridiculous, you are stating that an Israeli living in London should have their town as London, Israel? Or British citizen in Dublin as Dublin, United Kingdom? Idiot!

  2. Most Oppressed Person Ever21 August 2009 at 22:42

    Christ you're a melodramatic bitch. You live in the United Kingdom. That doesn't deprive you of your right to be Irish. Get over yourself.

  3. Exactly, Belfast is in Ireland. It's as British as Bordeaux.
    Some people need a lesson in geography.