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Sunday Independent publishes Anti-Irish letter.

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The world does not love the Irish.

Here’s the letter in the Sunday Independent.

Sunday September 21 2008

Sir — With reference to Brendan O Connor’s page one article: ‘No More Mr (Irish) Nice Guy’ (Sunday Independent, September 14, 2008), Mr Paddy, sorry for disappointing you, but, no, not everyone likes you.

As a matter of fact, it is pretty amazing how disliked the Irish are.

Of course, this is not said aloud as it is not politically correct. (French and German are the only two nationalities one can hate openly). Anyway as I was saying, keep dreaming.

The great craic: where, when, how, who?

Did I miss anything these last few-odd years? I never see any craic with the Paddies. I agree, you sincerely believe you’ve got it, but noooooooo, wrong again. Only when you’re binge-drinking do you dare open your mouth. And then, it is to talk total rubbish. You are loud, that’s for sure. Well, one is Irish, so, one must pretend to be enjoying oneself. The usual topic is — God, we are great!!!! Everybody loves us. (Please God, let it be true!).

Your accent? Well, first of all, like in any country, there are different accents. But again, no, no, no, no — the Irish accent is vile! Last month, I was in Ireland for a week. As soon as I arrived in Dublin and was surrounded by that awful noise coming out of the mouths around me, I wondered how would I be able to last that long. For sure, to wake up next to someone with such an accent must be some climax!

It is a fact that the Irish are totally ignorant regarding the cultures of thousands of beautiful countries and regions all over the world. Most of those cultures include story-telling, playing music, singing. But , again, silly us, we forgot, only the Irish sing and play music …. How many times do you want to hear the boooooooring Danny song?

So Mr Ed, I’ve been married to an Irishman for 32 years. I know the Irish history (I made sure I read the books), I know what Ireland was like 30 years ago, I know the mentality of the Irish, I know everything about you all. And it is not very pretty.

The chip on the shoulder? Well, you have one on each shoulder, for balance. And that stops you from rising up. You see the other nationalities, (let’s take the French and the German you hate so much) they are very secure about themselves and they are bloody right about it. So, they don’t care what anybody thinks about them. I am French (ho la la, a frog!) and the one thing I am proud of is that in France, unlike in Ireland, we are very curious about other nationalities.

My origins are in Brittany. Brittany — where people do not like the Irish. Why? Because you are ignorant. You are the ones who are not interested in other cultures. The Scottish and the Welsh are loved in Brittany, Why? Because they are interested in all those people coming to the festivals from all over the world to introduce us to their culture. But you? Forget it.

Even when it comes to business in France, you are known as not trustworthy. A lot of bullshit, yes!

When I was in sales in London, the Irish clients were the easiest to get. Why? Just telling them, “I am married to an Irishman” was sufficient to get the ?. They all thought they were loved. Idiots! Sometimes I even found it too easy.

I have a friend who is the director of a recruitment agency for hotel industry management. Well, guess what? Irish women are the most difficult to place. Why? Because they are vile. They believe that being a good manager is to bully people. Very Irish!

Irish friends? No, it does not exist. I am not saying there are no nice Irish people. But friendship can be difficult among people who begrudge the success of their neighbour. (Don’t deny it, even the Irish say it themselves). For whatever reason, you are obsessed with money. In France, we consider it vulgar to talk about money.

So, to your last comment, that everybody likes you when you are rich, let me tell you something. No matter what, Paddy, and don’t forget it, no amount of money will hide the smell of dung which will always stick to your magnificent boots wherever you’ll go.

And next time, don’t mix up “patronising you” with “liking you”.

A nationality is just an accident of birth, which means that when people say, for example: “I am proud of being Irish”, it is an absurdity. We do nothing in order to have a nationality. And to be proud of something, you must achieve something, work at it, like when you succeed at your exams.

But for sure, I am very happy to be French. Thank God for that accident of birth. How awful to think I could have been born Irish! Italian, Spanish, yes. But Irish! And maybe that is why deep down you’re so afraid of not being liked. You realise yourself how pathetic you are.

As for the accent of my husband, he has a great musical ear, and maybe that is why he has hardly any Irish accent. Lucky me!

Anyway, keep dreaming.

PS: All the people I know from Italy, France, Poland, etc are French, Italian, Polish. Nobody calls himself/herself European. Nobody.

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Need I say more ?

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Written by ferdia2010

September 21, 2008 at 11:32 am

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  1. Charming…

    Jack Cade

    September 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm

  2. What a charming young lady! Her husband is a very lucky man indeed. It seems the Irish are not the only ones with a chip on their shoulder…

    Conor

    September 22, 2008 at 3:32 pm

  3. ha ha ha her irish husband or his immediate family must of done a number on that kermit!

    Anyone who caused this person to write such a hate filled letter is welcome for dinner at mine any day, just for the craic of course.

    Oh aye, and to get stinkin drunk so we have the guts to stand up and talk rubbish.

    Long live the Irish!

    Norn Irish

    September 22, 2008 at 3:44 pm

  4. Imagine been married to her for 32 years !! He must be mad !

    ferdia2010

    September 22, 2008 at 9:45 pm

  5. There’s no doubting the truth in what she says especially when it’s applied to the 30 somethings. Greed and mé féinery rules the roost now.

    fearfeasa

    September 22, 2008 at 9:54 pm

  6. She just hasn’t met enough of the right type of Irish – the Ulster-British in Northern Ireland!

    Charlie

    September 22, 2008 at 11:25 pm

  7. Jolly well said! I’m glad others on the blogsphere finally have the confidence to state the real facts about this most hypocritical and detested races.

    One think you didn’t cover however is the unparalleled ability of the Oirish to hate.
    For many years, their butchered, maimed and blew up my countrymen, and they still have the audacity to lay claim to sovereign British soil!!

    Andrew (Yorkshire)

    September 23, 2008 at 12:51 am

  8. You wrote ‘the one thing I am proud of is that in France, unlike in Ireland, we are very curious about other nationalities…’ Yes indeed. Perhaps that’s why writers as diverse as Phillip Roth and Samuel Beckett (who wrote in French!) are listed under ‘Anglo-Saxon’ in your bookshops. Perhaps that why, when you mention to any French person that you’re from Ireland, they will say (a) ‘Ah, et comment va votre Gordon Brown?’ or (b) ‘Bon, j’ai un frere qui habite a Londres.’

    The French have a certain obsession about nationality – for stereotyping, for sweeping judgements, rank racism and anti-semitism. No wonder there so many collabos during the 2nd world war. You had so much in common.

    Antain Mac Lochlainn

    September 23, 2008 at 11:41 am

  9. ……and the roaring success of FN particularly in southern France is something to be especially proud of.

    Tres bien ma amie Francaise.

    Gerard (Belfast)

    September 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm

  10. Andrew (Yorkshire)
    Thank you for reaffirming my belief, that most English have absolutely no idea about Irish history.

    Paul

    September 25, 2008 at 5:59 am

  11. check out related comments on Howl @ the moon under friendliest couple/comments (forget the typos,someone was posting without the specs)

    liz

    September 30, 2008 at 8:36 am

  12. She is so so right about the irish. I hate being irish.

    Mike

    November 14, 2008 at 12:17 am

  13. (The response without typos:)

    The impersonal counter-argument: that you cannot see good in an entire country serves only to illustrate how little good there is in you.

    The personal counter-argument: you put down one nationality only to raise another one up; it comes as little surprise that the latter is your nationality.

    The intimate counter-argument: rather than confronting your Irish husband’s failings, you have chosen to vent through racist generalizations.

    The conclusion: you are an idiot.

    (To the original author of the letter, obviously!)

    Quine Little

    November 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm

  14. Can anything be more evil than “The Big Sleep”?
    Courtesy of Humphrey Bogarde

    e dunphy

    November 12, 2009 at 8:30 pm

  15. Never read such a load of poo poo in all my life. Whole argument is based on, well, nothing. If nationality is an accident of birth well then it is a total random thing and has no influence on who we are.
    I can just picture this moron at a football match roaring like a ballooba and inciting crowds of baboons to gross acts of violence.
    What is totally overlooked is the individualism you find in any race and the fact that members of all nations come into this world and exit in the exact same way. What goes in between is what we will be judged on and if this includes having the sunny side up, having a sense of humour, being able to laugh about ourselves, having a bit of crack, talking to tourists instead of staring at them and being civil at sporting occasions, we’ll do ok!

    Ciarán Ó Ceallaigh

    November 21, 2009 at 6:20 am

  16. Your so right Ciaron.I come from Dublin and live in Dover. I make frequent trips across the channel on the look out for a second French Connection.

    What a cockup Popeye made of the first. Is he related to Gene Hackmann by any chance? A couple of Micks on the Make. The froggie will be back if only to enjoy giving the pair of leprachauns Hackmann and Doyle the slip again. Go and use a pick to pick between your toes Popeye

    e dunphy

    November 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

  17. It’s about time someone voiced their concern over the completely OVERRATED trainwreck that is Irishness. People are slowly but surely picking up on their elitist, condescending attitudes they’ve been fostering over the past 15 years or so. They will talk to you until you’re blue in the face about how special they are, but when times get tough, they all sheepishly scramble back to Boston looking for shady construction jobs, pretending they never said anything about “stupid fat American plastic paddies”. God forbid they stay in their beloved country and try to fix it.

    The Irish were endearing and adorable the first 1,510 times they bee-lined it over here. This time around though, they really aren’t so cute.

    Laura

    January 7, 2010 at 8:23 am

  18. This was a Excellent blog post, I will save this in my Newsvine account. Have a good day.

    Margart Tokihiro

    April 7, 2010 at 5:41 am

  19. You made some good points on this topic.

    Tracey Over

    June 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm

  20. ah now, lets invade the world, RAPE, STEAL and PILLAGE other people and then get Peed off when they follow us home….WAKE UP MUPPET

    thomas lydon

    October 20, 2010 at 4:52 am

  21. This woman is clearly very immature and a bit stupid. She clearly makes sweeping generalisations and lists off facts in an effort to thinly disguise what is her underlying attitude: bigotry and hatred. I agree there are some negatives about Ireland and the Irish as is the case with every country, but just focusing on the negatives and using that as an excuse to make youself feel superior is very silly , shallow, ignorant, stupid and childish. And if the Irish are so terrible then why did she marry one?

    emmett

    December 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm


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