Just playing around with the Google Trends tool I put in Belfast under Ireland’s regional searches. Donegal comes out way up on top for Belfast searches (I’m guessing there small but constant volumes of searches), with Sligo and Louth coming up second and third… In Limerick interest seems to be driven by the Shannon/Belfast International Airport tension. I suspect this Sunday Mirror story was one source in early March this year… If it wasn’t for Aer Lingus, I’m not sure they’d ever think of us at all… Huh Dan?
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