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This spacious five-bedroom Cork City home is on the market for €1.1million
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Unfortunately in London, ‘Irishness’ is often still condensed into a few quick stereotypes


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by Finn McRedmond
17th Mar 2023

Read time: 6 mins

Bill O'Sullivan

Finn McRedmond reflects on the long-held refusal of some in London to acknowledge Ireland as a modern, diverse, culturally complicated nation

A few years ago I was at a formal dinner in one of London’s member’s clubs. After dinner I struck up conversation with an older business man. We were talking about newspapers, the future of print and all things associated. “What papers do you subscribe to?” he asked me. I rattled off a few, ending with “and of course the Irish Times.” “Oh yes, the Irish Times” he said, “you are a mick after all.”...

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