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Councillors lose the plot over civic football invitation

 Martin and Michael O'Neill, respective managers of Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who's teams have made it to France
Sport is supposed to unite us. Certainly that was the sentiment of many of the Belfast city councillors who spoke during last week’s lengthy, and at times baffling, debate about a joint reception for the Republic and Northern Ireland football teams. During the discussion, several councillors said how disappointed they were that important council time was being taken up by a pointless discussion, then proceeded to take up important council time by rambling on about their love of, or indeed lack of interest in football, which teams they supported and how much they had enjoyed November&#[...]
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