- Mar 27, 2016
- dublin donegal
you have irishGood video - makes the clear point that there is a difference between English which is an ethnicity and British which is a nationality. "English" is only available through parentage whereas "British" is available to everyone who lives on that piece of land.
It does highlight the fact that Ireland doesnt have this established distinction - "Irish" is a nationality and an ethnicity. As every Tom, Dick and Harry from anywhere can adopt Irish nationality it means that people cant use the term Irish to identify their exclusive ethnicity.
Maybe people should start using the term "Gaeilic" or some variant to identify themselves by their ethnicity. Presumably the West Dublin Ghetto Gangs and the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and the Belorussian ISIS fighters and the Taxi driver sex pests etc who use the term "Irish" to identity themselves would not identify themselves as "Gaelic".
then you have paper irish
its quiite simple
if you are real irish you dont need the paper