you could add katie Taylor, Clinton Morrison and Mick McCarthy to the list.
If you have Irish parents or you were born on the island you are Irish once you settle into the lifestyle and don’t cause trouble work and pay bills and taxes there should be nothing more to it. Do you tell someone like Darren Randolph himself and his siblings aren’t Irish because their old man came to Ireland in the 80’s as a 24 year old playing sport and married a Dublin girl while he went on to becoming an Irish citizen himselfyou could add katie Taylor, Clinton Morrison and Mick McCarthy to the list.
did most of these have an irish mother and an overseas father ? ( and is it a curious coincidence how few are the other way around ? ) What proportion of the above kids grew up in a family that the father was absentee ? 20% ? 90% ?
or at least one irish parent ?
did they grow up in ireland?
did they learn gaeilge at school ?
did their family pay taxes in ireland ?
do their family have an absence of languages other than English/irish ?
the more connections to ireland the more irish the person is.
is Mick McCarthy English or irish ? What about President Kennedy ?
Three of the four were born here
I live in the Philippines for part of the year . They do not regard themselves as native . The natives tribes live in the mountains some are of African decent . My ancestors came from Scotland and Wales so some would say I am not native I don't really care .were they all born to irish mothers and international fathers ?
There is still an Irish parent in the mix and they were born in a time where the catholic cult ruled everything here which meant having a child abroad was a safer less scandalous option.You mean "weren't" born here. Only Randolph was born in Ireland. The other three were born in England.