Wow. Bethany Firth lives in Northern Ireland but swam for Republic of Ireland during the Paralympics. I've never heard of a NI athelete swimming for RoI instead of UK. I wonder if that happens very often?
I find it very telling that many American reviewers just didn't understand the NHS references in Danny Boyle's Olympic extravaganza. Indicative of a basic and widespread inability to understand a system of decently accessible healthcare. I'm having that warm feeling of superiority again.