The show runners seem to have no idea that people from Belfast do not have stereotypical TV Irish accents. My grandparents were from Belfast. They sounded more Scottish than Irish. My great-grandfather worked in the Belfast shipyards on the building of the Titanic. He was Catholic but had a Protestant last name because his father was a Protestant who married a Catholic woman and was disowned by his family. The children were brought up Catholic. Anyway, my great grandfather passed himself off as a Protestant and got a job in the shipyards. One day, he saw a Catholic man he knew getting beaten by his coworkers. He went to the man's aid and his coworkers realized he was Catholic and beat him, too. After the beating he came down with pneumonia and died. Aside from the fact that no one on this show has a Belfast accent, they don't even have what sounds like a genuine southern Irish accent, either.
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