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It is no secret that Irish people have always been a bit dim. Compared to the sophisticated French, the cultured Italians and the well-bred English, the Irish have always been slightly savage types.

17th February, 2007

Their personal hygiene was poor, they were only happy when drunk and they believed anything their betters told them. They liked fighting, potatoes, English soap operas and American sitcoms. Until recently, an Irish person who could read was considered an intellectual.

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, they firmly believe they are good at sports which they haven’t invented (ie, all sports apart from Gaelic football, hurling and camogie).

The gullibility of the...

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