I read somewhere recently that the shutting of the border during the troubles had the unexpected effect of accelerating accent change between neighbours on either side because of the drop in transborder social intercourse. Tom McGurk looks at the effects of partition in sport: specifically how GAA has come to mean something different for Northern Irish nationalists to their counterparts in the Republic.
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