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    Usually the Irish are genuinely friendly, but like anywhere a lot depends on who you are, where you are and what you are

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    Most Irish people are much closer in spirit to Father Ted than to Rome, and they always have been

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    Not every Irish person can sing a rousing rebel song on request, despite what you see every time in the movies

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    Ireland's the native land of the scholar (the saints, like the snakes, were evicted long ago)

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    The Irish are not always charming, be warned

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    Not all Irish women are tempestuous redheads crying out to be tamed by an avuncular John Wayne stand-in, not all redheaded Irish men are leading donkeys carrying turf bags to the fair

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    The Irish don't actually fight with each other at the drop of a hate and you’ll be considered a fool if you do

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    The Irish don’t drink more alcohol than any other western nation; they just have more conspicuous fun in the process

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    Whilst it’s true there are Irish people who can tell tales to delight or terrify you, they’re not all born with the storytelling gift

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    After the risible France versus Ireland World Cup match, there are literally millions of Irish people desperately willing themselves to forget

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