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Willie O'Dea is taking Johnny Depp to task over calling Limerick 'Stab City'

Get him, Willie.

NOW HERE’S A disagreement we didn’t expect to see – Willie O’Dea calling out none other than Johnny Depp over a piece of outdated Irish slang.

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The actor wrote the foreword for a book about Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of being a Provisional IRA bomber and spent 15 years in prison from 1975 to 1989.

Depp recalls a road trip he took with Conlon from Dublin to Kerry in 1991:

Gerry decided that we must go to Dingle to see Fungie, the dolphin. Very important. Gerry had no need to convince me, of course I was going to say yes. Who wouldn’t want to go to a place called Dingle to see a dolphin called Fungie?

They stopped off in Limerick on the way down and had a raucous night out on the town, which Depp remembers with this line:

Our brief pitstop in Limerick proved to be one of the most chaotic nights that I can ever remember. Suffice to say, we conquered Stab City.

Oof. We don’t say that any more, Johnny.

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Local Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called Depp out for “libelling a whole city of people”, and wants the line to be removed from the book.

He told the Irish Sun that he’d like the actor to come back to Limerick so that he can show him the ‘real city’:

Limerick people are used to taking these occasional insults, but nothing stops the progress of Limerick – the jobs, the investment. In fact, there are young people here now who wouldn’t even know this Stab City reference Johnny Depp has used.

That’s right Willie, don’t let him away with it. We expect a grovelling apology from Depp before the morn.

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