No that is not what I mean. I don't mean that real Irish people don't include the people of Northern Ireland when in fact they do of course. By real Irish people, I mean people that I know and interact with every day such as friends and colleagues. Nobody I know in person expresses any hatred towards the British except for maybe friendly rivalry when it comes to rugby or football! :-) No one of my generation that grew up in the Republic will every understand what the people of N.I. experienced during The Troubles. How could we? I never lost anyone to violence thankfully.

Writer, artist, fashion & travel blogger, former cabin crew. Dublin, Ireland. Creator & editor of: www.phunkypunkfashion.com

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