Saturday 18 November 2017

A good call

• I read with frustration the letter entitled 'A Bad Call' on the afternoon of Ireland's finest moment in the rugby World Cup.

Mr Troy and most of his friends will be supporting Australia because players and supporters are standing to 'Ireland's Call'. I hope he enjoyed his morning.

The facts of the matter are that the Ireland rugby team does not represent the Republic of Ireland. It represents the IRFU, which comprises the four provinces of Ireland, Ulster being an integral part. Six of the counties in Ulster are part of the UK, a fact which is underpinned in international law to which the Republic's Government has been a party.

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