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in the form of a 'this' thread. which is correct:
If there was some joint initiative committing to British Isles tourism, then I would use "the UK and Ireland's".
which brings in a whole new level of risk
Clearly there is an infinitive in yours and it's bleeding all over the place. Sort it out.
I have split a noun (commitment) from 'to tourism' not an infinitive. Perhaps it would be better written the best thing about the commitment to tourism of the UK and Ireland is... but that seems clumsy.
that my sentence obviously contained a split infinitive.
TO BOLDY GO.
on whether you want the sentence to regard the UK and Ireland as a single entity or separate.
If they are "the UK and Ireland" and they have a common commitment to tourism, then one 's at the end is fine. As there is one "best thing" about it, this reads like the most natural meaning.
If you want to make it clear that they are separate entities which happen to have common ground on their commitment, then separate apostrophes are needed. However, I would tentatively guess that this is a subtleness of meaning that you don't really need and is outweighed by the flow provided by using the single 's.
the sentence I have given you is not the actual one I am writing, but the comments about it being a joint initiative or not have answered my question - so thanks.
all other analysis is redundant so please stop.
to capitalise the first letter of a sentence.
The 'Y' in FYI stands for 'your', so the title of your post doesn't make sense.
I personally would not have used a hyphen between 'question' and 'so'.