The IFA, anthems.. but not the stadium

Yesterday’s Observer carried a report, by Henry McDonald, on the Democratic Dialogue report, commissioned by the IFA, and its recommendations for extending the Football Offences Act, an end to the policy of no soccer games on a Sunday, and replacing “God Save the Queen” with a less controversial anthem, in line with both Wales and Scotland, the anthem to be selected through a competition. Paul, The Northern Irish Magyar, adds his thoughts here – “All but one of them I’d have no problem with” – and the BBC have quotes from Robin Wilson of Democratic Dialogue on the anthem.. but not the location of the stadium.

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