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Why Ireland’s women footballers are under fire for singing

25 October 2022

After qualifying for the World Cup, the Irish Women's football team sparked controversy for singing a supposedly pro-IRA song. Dr Paul Breen (UCL Centre for Languages & International Education at IOE) explores the controversy and explains why it matters.

Football on a grass pitch inside an empty stadium (Photo: Pixabay)

Read: The Conversation