Irish football fans celebrated the death of Queen Elizabeth

While much of the Commonwealth today mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, some football fans in Ireland celebrated the news.

A video circulating online shows football fans singing in celebration at what is understood to be Dublin’s Tallaght Stadium.

“Lizzy’s in a box,” they sang to the tune of the KC & the Sunshine Band song, Leave it alone.

The video posted shortly after 6am (AEST) shows the packed stands singing in unison.

It has been liked by almost 57,000 people and shared 16.4 thousand times.

The stadium was hosting a UEFA Europa Conference League match between Ireland’s Shamrock Rovers and Sweden’s Djurgårdens IF Fotboll.

Another video from Derry, in the north of Ireland, shows people on the streets celebrating.

People are seen gathering in the streets, leaving their cars in the middle of the street and even climbing onto rooftops to celebrate.

Many in Ireland are celebrating the death of the Queen. Image: TwitterSource: News Corp Australia
The footage showed football fans singing in Dublin. Image: TwitterSource: News Corp Australia

Ireland gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1922.

Northern Ireland, which includes the main city of Belfast, remained within the United Kingdom.

Tensions between Ireland and the United Kingdom, or the Irish territory controlled by the United Kingdom, have plagued the country in recent history.

Queen Elizabeth died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland overnight. The Palace revealed that she was under medical supervision amid growing concerns about her health.

The Queen’s death was announced at 6:30pm local time (3:30am AEST). Britain’s longest-serving monarch was 96 years old.

Irish President Michael D Higgins also shared his condolences.

“Her Majesty served the British people with exceptional dignity,” he said.

The Queen and Prince Philip bid farewell to Irish President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the end of their official visit to Windsor Castle in 2014. Picture: Leon NealSource: Getty Images

“Her personal commitment to her role and extraordinary sense of duty were the hallmarks of her time as queen, which will hold a unique place in British history.”

Micheál Martin, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, said the Queen’s death was the “end of an era”.

He said that the monarch was popular with the Irish public.

“His state visit to Ireland in 2011 marked a crucial step in normalizing relations with our closest neighbour,” he said.

“That visit was a great success, largely due to the many kind gestures and warm comments made by the Queen during her stay in Ireland.

“His popularity with the Irish was also very apparent and clearly had a very positive impact on the Queen. In particular, I remember the warmth of the reception she received from the public in Cork during her tour of the English Market.

“To her grieving family and people, the Irish government joins you in mourning the loss of an exceptional woman who led by calm and dignified example and who touched so many lives during her exceptionally long reign.”

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