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# Irishness

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Poll: Are you proud to be Irish?
If someone asked you out of the blue, what would you say?
Do you guys have pizza in Ireland?: 'Most Americans I met knew almost nothing about Ireland'
Their Ireland is the Ireland their ancestors left, often untouched by the changes that have taken place since then, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
Opinion: 'To say Britishness is authentic, while denying Irishness is quaffing one’s own Kool-Aid too deeply'
Melanie Phillips tried to use history to delegitimise the nationalist aspirations of Sinn Féin and the Scottish Nationalist Party, writes Caoimhin De Barra.
Black British woman gets barrage of racist and sexist abuse while tweeting from @Ireland
Michelle Marie says she received “eight hours of nonstop hate”.
'You walk out to a sea of green and start thinking about holidays on farms in Kerry and Clare'
Gary Breen admits getting ‘very emotional’ right before Ireland’s 2002 World Cup campaign and says he sees a similar togetherness in the current squad.
"I see myself as 90% Irish...with some Brit bits"
Sean Moncrieff’s new book is about the Irish Paradox.
'We never once felt English' - Aldridge, Hughton, McCarthy, and McAteer discuss their Irishness
A host of ex-Ireland internationals have been asked about their upbringings.
This video on Irish stereotypes is oddly charming and pretty dead-on
You won’t find any little green men here.
Opinion: 'Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all'
The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.
How Truly Irish Are You?
Take this quiz to find out.
Column: The day I had to prove I was Irish – and failed
Both my parents are Irish, I live in Ireland and I hold an Irish passport. But that wasn’t enough when I was called interview for America’s coveted ‘greencard lottery’, writes Stephen Collins.
Column: How we lost St Patrick's Day
As I watched the St Patrick’s Day parade march down New York’s Fifth Avenue, the true meaning of our national holiday struck me. And it made me realise many of us fail to understand what March 17 actually represents for our small nation, writes Paul Allen.
Martin O'Neill on what it means to be Irish
The new international manager-in-waiting talks playing Gaelic football, captaining Northern Ireland and managing Celtic.
'Irish-ness' hugely important for success of businesses
Survey from Irish International Business Network shows that companies with a strong Irish identity appeal most to potential clients.
‘People laughed at my accent when I first played for Ireland’ – Kilbane
The former Everton and Sunderland player, who turned down the chance to represent England, talks about his strong sense of Irishness.
25 things that will make every Irish person feel ancient
These things will make you realise how fast the years have flown by.
7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland
Ireland is a pretty unique place for small businesses, all things considered.
Is the Irish accent actually the sexiest in the world?
We think it is and here’s why.
Lisa McInerney: We tolerate cute hoors, we end up with Anglo tape types
Our capacity for putting up with ‘charismatic’ cowboys is no longer a bad national joke – it’s our national downfall.
College offers online course in what it means to be Irish
Free open online course allows students here – and abroad – to explore Irish identity.
Irishness, pints and craic: Tom Cruise's 24 hours in Dublin (pics, videos)
Far and away (geddit?!) the best 24 hours you can have in Ireland…
President’s St Patrick’s Day message: ‘It’s time to reflect on our shared past’
Michael D Higgins says it is a time to reflect on our shared past, celebrate Ireland’s unique culture and heritage, and show our gratitude to all those who have been of assistance to Irish people at home and abroad.
What the Americans in Ireland think of the Irish
Italia 90, pub etiquette, tracksuit bottoms… here’s what our American friends think of us.
11 pieces of modern Irish etiquette
When to mention the weather? How to end a phone conversation? It’s all here…
Column: I want my son to feel at home in Ireland, too
Raising a child between two cultures is never easy – especially when you’re halfway round the world, writes Paul Garrigan.
Column: What’s the point of our national anthem today?
The singing of Amhrán na bhFiann can be a powerful moment – or it can be embarrassing, writes Gerry Smyth. What are national anthems really for?
11 ways to tell if you're Irish... according to you
From funerals, to wooden spoons, to flat 7UP. You know you’re Irish when…
VIDEO: How You Know You're Irish
Well, are you? Find out with this handy guide.
Column: Our obsession with ‘insults’ against Ireland is a waste of energy
There was anger when Katie Taylor was ‘claimed’ as British – but such a reaction exposes our insecurity, writes Aaron McKenna.
'Inherently racist' - Varadkar critical of signs of 'Irishness' on Dublin taxis
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar also said that stickers indicating that a driver was Irish were “inherently racist”.
Are some Dublin taxi drivers using covert signal of ‘Irishness’?
Have you seen those green lights on the roofs of taxis? investigation indicates some are being used to signal to the public – and to other drivers – that the vehicles are being driven by Irish nationals.
Column: This is a unique island – and it’s time we regained our pride
Ireland has a heritage that is the envy of the world, writes Jillian Godsil. We should remember that when building our future.
Poll: Are 'drunken' stereotypes about Irish people a problem?
Clothes depicting Irish people as drunks damage our image abroad, a councillor has said. So what do you think?
Urban Outfitters criticised over 'drunk Irish' themed clothing
A Fine Gael councillor has called on the fashion retailer to withdraw items with the “damaging” stereotype.
5 videos of non-Irish people attempting Irish accents
Remember when Micheál Martin had a go at Chinese? What about when the roles are reversed?
Column: I found the heart of Ireland in the Fairytale of New York
Englishwoman Sarah Franklin had heard the classic Pogues song many times – but she had never truly experienced its magic until she saw it performed by a club full of emotional Irish people at Christmas.
This is Ireland... in 250 faces
The portraits of 250 Irish people – both famous and not famous – will be exhibited in Dublin Airport for a year.
Diaspora to get 'recognition' system - but NOT honours system
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announces new scheme at Global Irish Economic Forum as Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks of “new age” lying ahead for Ireland.
Column: We can make a new Ireland, but everyone has to help
Change is in our power – and a truly better Ireland will only come if we all get stuck in, writes Yvonne McKenna.
Jaysus! Irish accents are the world's sexiest
Quids in if you’re Colin Farrell. Or Bono, apparently.