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‘Row over Rockall – a tiny eroded volcano in Atlantic – hints at eruption of hostility a no-deal Brexit will set off’ (Collette Browne, Independent)

Related: The Wolfe Tones vow to climb Rockall and claim it for Ireland as fishing row with Scotland rages on (Ken Sweeney, The Irish Sun, June 11)

Yesterday: Between Rockall And A Hard Place

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Screen Shot 2013-02-27 at 09.47.32James McClean (top) and wide-brimmed IRA gentlemen from the 1920s.

It comes after the Republic of Ireland star professed his love for song The Broad Black Brimmer by The Wolfe Tones prior to Sunderland’s game against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

The song tells of a boy whose father is killed while fighting for the IRA, with the title referring to the wide-brimmed hat worn by many of the group’s members in the 1920s during the Irish War of Independence and Civil War.

McClean tweeted: ‘On flight for the maras game. Only one thing for it —headphones in, Wolfe Tones on! What’s everyone’s fave song? Broad Black Brimmer edges mine.’


EXCLUSIVE: McClean Removed From Twitter After Sunderland Winger’s Controversial Comments Spark IRA Sectarian Row (Mail Online)

The Broad Black Brimmer by The Wolfe Tones