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17 Things The English Media And Irish Media Have Disagreed On

17 Things The English Media And Irish Media Have Disagreed On
By Conor Neville
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The Irish media have often been starkly at odds with their colleagues in Fleet Street down the years. In light of the recent disagreements over rugby and the like, here are 17 things the Irish and English media have disagreed about.

1. The Heineken Cup dispute

2. Whether England had a chance of winning the World Cup (1974 - 2010)

3. The merits of the film 'Intermission'


4.The exact nature of Ireland's neutrality in the Second World War

Someone, usually Julie Burchill, will usually refer to Eamon De Valera offering his condolences to the German ambassador whenever Ireland is in the news

5. Mrs. Brown's Boys

They gave it a Bafta.


6. Whether the K Club is in Dublin

We've come to the K Club in Dublin for the Ryder Cup and you can see it all on Sky Sports

7. Roy Keane's personality

The Irish media think he's a funny, highly complex, intelligent colossus of a man. They think of him as a nutter. They might be coming around now.


8. The Euro

We might coming around to this one now.



9. Richard Dunne

The Birmingham newspapers (or at least their readership) didn't seem to agree with the comparison between Dunne and Paul McGrath after Moscow 2011.




10. The merits of the Aviva Premiership


11. The Falklands War

12. The status of Oliver Cromwell as a public figure


 13. Whether England deserved to beat Portugal in Euro 2004

"The boys have defended well and the referee has cost us" - Ian Wright



14. Barry McGuigan's nationality


15. Eddie Irvine's nationality


16. Rory McIlroy's nationality


17. Katie Taylor's nationality

Well, okay, this was just the one mistake

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