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Just 19 observations that encapsulate Ireland's obsession with Ed Sheeran

Get him in to negotiate Brexit.

THE MANIA SURROUNDING Ed Sheeran’s seven sold-out Irish gigs today is absolutely no surprise.

It’s simple: 2017 Ireland is now officially obsessed with Ed Sheeran and there is only one cure. Witty asides:

1. Nancy Mulligan has shown us his diplomacy skills – much needed in 2017

2. “Let’s just have a quick glance at the Irish cha… oh”

We’re obsessed.

3. You can rework his lyrics for modern day Ireland

4. And it’s become an alternative anthem

singing2 Source: @HeatherrLou

5. Because reasons

6. Let’s just break down the maths for one second

7. He’s playing the long game on this one

yearstime Source: @LeithMotive

8. Fair enough, Galway Girl wasn’t the most realistic song about Ireland

9. And we do Galway Girl hyperbole very well

10. Very, very well

11. Eventually, the nation (kind of) came round

12. For those who have been avoiding it, good luck with that

13. You are never more than 12 feet from a radio playing Ed Sheeran

madra Source: @kkaisuke

14. Tourists have caught the virus

15. They can’t avoid it in fairness

Arthur's Day celebrations - Dublin Source: Julien Behal

16. We’re bascially now musical Disneyland for visiting Ed Sheeran fans

17. As a nation, we have an eclectic taste in music

Played a secret gig for the Ruby sessions last night in Dublin. Always the best gigs of the year for me Source: teddysphotos

18. His new album is just this:

19. This question is coming, so be prepared

Ireland and Ed, tied together forever and ever from now on.

ed-sheeran-2-630x419 Source: UmbroIreland

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