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How to add a footnote and reference

Hi, I appreciate the need to include references and I am more than happy to do so. However I am really struggling to master the insertion of references and footnotes. I have read the Wiki guide on the subject and I am more confused now. I am sure it is straightforward, but could someone give me a simple set of steps. Thanks. DJN

If you've read the wiki guide for Citing references, let me show an example. Citations can be formatted in several different ways, but let's start with a simple citation to show how it works. If needed, we can fix the format later. Edit this page so you can see how it's done.
A citation example: The Pensions Authority is a statutory body set up under the Pensions Act, 1990.[1]
A notes example: There are different types of pensions that you may be entitled to on retirement.[note 1]
When wiki editors discuss topics in a discussion page (like this one), it is customary to sign the entry with your username. You've done so in the earlier comment, but the wiki editor's toolbar has a menu entry for this purpose. The third button from the left will create --~~~~. Selecting "Show preview" or "Save Changes" will convert that text to your username with a timestamp.
I'm indenting my response to differentiate it from your entry. Both the indentation and timestamp are Wikipedia common practices.
If you still have a problem, simply enter your citation information and indicate "Citation" (or another description) to let the other wiki editors know your intention. We'll take care of the details for you. Alternatively, request assistance in the wiki editor's forum. We'll help you with the layout or anything else you'd like to do.
--LadyGeek 01:06, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

New page development

Hi, I would like to start a new page on Irish Pension Performance, I have begun an outline in a new template. I have also now created a new page under the same title. Thanks for your help.

--DJN 6 December 2018
Hi, I have moved your new page and the related template to subpages under your username (where draft pages go). Templates have special meaning in the wiki. I have renamed the page to "Template for Irish pension fund performance" so you can continue your outline.
If you'd like the template page deleted, a wiki administrator (myself or someone else) can delete it for you. --LadyGeek 22:26, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. Much appreciated, it has taken some considerable time to figure simple editing things out and I apologize for messing your nice website up! Anyway I am learning from copying what you and others actually type in rather than trying to interpret the written guidance. I would be happy if you now deleted the errant template page. In regards to the two other earlier pages: EU Non Habitual Residence and Pensions in Ireland, what else do you think that I need to do with them to bring them up to BH standards for publication, I have added quite a few references and links now. Thank you. --DJN 06:00, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
First and foremost congratulations for being bold and going for it to create these articles. I know nothing of the Pensions in Ireland subject matter, but I've taken a shot at editing your article towards wiki standards. You might want to read Wikipedia:Tutorial/Citing sources and Wikipedia:Tutorial/Wikipedia links to understand the differences between a reference and an external link. That said, particularly on user pages, don't get too caught up with the structural things, the foremost goal should be adding the content and information to develop the article. Others who may not have much (or any) knowledge of the subject matter, such as myself, generally will come along and help out in the structural things. That's the basis behind the collaborative effort of wiki articles. Keep calm and edit on! --Peculiar Investor 14:36, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
^^^ My thoughts exactly. Please don't let the mechanics of editing a wiki page deter you. I have deleted your template page. --LadyGeek 01:39, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi again, thanks for the encouragement, much appreciated. I have done some more work on the Page: Pensions in Ireland and if you agree I think it is comprehensive enough to be included in the "Investing from Ireland" page. I would include it in that section after the subsection entitled 2. Taxation of investments in Ireland and before the section 3. Notes. thanks again. --DJN 08:38, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

The demise of Mr Bogle has motivated me to do something a little useful. I have started a new page which is a simple list of deposit accounts in the main high street banks in the Republic of Ireland. The details have been checked online and are accurate. I think that this could be referenced from the Investing in Ireland page through a link under the "Cash" section. I am happy to wait.

--DJN 05:42, 18 January 2019 (UTC)


  1. In Ireland, you can receive a state pension.


  1. About Us, The Pensions Authority.