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User Image justabitofjulia Posted: Mar 18, 2018 10:59 PM (UTC)

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ok so I don’t have any pictures of me wearing green surrounded by my drunk friends; but I do have some homemade Irish soda bread left ☘️☀️
User Image chefroggerotosi Posted: Mar 18, 2018 10:42 PM (UTC)
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Pancakes "al rum" una #cena #semplice e #veloce 😜👌 pics ⏩
User Image pixielectrica Posted: Mar 18, 2018 9:41 PM (UTC)
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User Image ladynugent Posted: Mar 19, 2018 2:00 AM (UTC)

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My other happy place after a long ass month-BEDTIME!! Dont be mad. Ups is hiring! #mylife #socal #belfast #spalife #backtolife #hollywood 🇺🇸#women #bedtime #sundayfunday
User Image soccerpolitik Posted: Mar 18, 2018 3:47 PM (UTC)
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Why is Irish football still divided along religious lines?

The Protestant-Catholic divide dictated most aspects of everyday life throughout the 77 year Northern Ireland (NI) Conflict. Communities became severely segregated along religious lines- notably the country's capital Belfast- where something as innocuous as visiting a new pub could be fraught if your name was deemed affiliated with the wrong side.
Though the 1998 Good Friday Agreement created a largely enduring ceasefire- with sectarian tensions decreasing in the years since- religious divisions sewn over generations have inevitably proven hard to untangle. Football is a striking example of this. In contrast to many other sports, there has been no united Irish football team since 1921- the year the Irish War of Independence ended in the political division of north from south, both on and off the football pitch.
Each team has become a highly charged symbol for each community’s politics and identity. Subtle messages, like featuring blue on the kit, and not so subtle messages, like playing the British national anthem before matches, make the NI team virtually unsupportable for country’s pro-Irish independence Catholic community, who largely ally with the Republic. Players regularly follow suit, with NI footballer James McClean explaining his decision to play for the Republic in 2012 as such: "You are looking around as a Catholic and seeing all the Union Jacks and listening to the fans’ songs and I just didn’t feel at home at all.” McClean and other players have received death threats for this choice.
The solution isn’t as obvious as a united Irish team. As well as the religious tensions, political considerations deem it unlikely that either football association would voluntarily halve their seats at UEFA to facilitate a merger. So though efforts have been made to make games at NI’s Windsor Park home more inclusive, football remains a divisive force in NI society and a public battleground for sectarianist politics. #soccerpolitik
User Image 10xnick Posted: Mar 19, 2018 1:25 AM (UTC)
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“The only people I owe my loyalty to, are those who never made me question theirs...” #FamilyOverEverything @gpop24fit

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