IRELAND, John D. London 1932 — 1998. English Bauddha. Adopted Buddhism when 18 and began learning Pāli.
Publications: Translated: Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology. 52 p. 1981; The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipata. 23 p. 1983; The Udāna. Kandy 1990; Vangisa: An Early Buddhist Poet. 29 p. 1997 (end of ThG, with text); The Udana & The Itivuttaka: Two Classics from the Pali Canon. 266 p. Kandy 1997.
Sources: www.dhammawiki.com; Internet abound of references to his translations, but no further information about his persons has been this far found.