Got this from Gerard just now, who tried it with Ireland and found much more positive than negative mentions. Tried Northern Ireland and got the same, but on a sample of just three… with 140 characters max, it’s probably not mentioned too frequently… I’ll try it over an hour and see what I get… Gone 70% positive on Ireland just now… 69% on Northern Ireland… Try Belfast. Pretty evenly split (at first any way), so it’s fun watching them contract each other.
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