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Does it bother you when Britain tries to claim Ireland's finest?


Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
Image: Danny Lawson/PA Images

THERE WAS A time when it was said that the sun never set on the British Empire.

Those days are long over, but that doesn’t stop Britain from still staking the odd claim.

And never more so than with the finest of Ireland’s athletes, actors and musicians.

It was seen yesterday that the London Film Critics Circle had included Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender in awards categories for British actors, as well as nominating Irish filmmaker Emma Donoghue in the Breakthrough British Filmmaker of the Year category.

So we want to know, does it bother you when Britain tries to claim Irish stars as their own?

Poll Results:

Yes, hands off (17280)
No, it's flattering if you think about it (4032)
Not sure (733)

Read: Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender named as ‘British’ for London film awards

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