Ireland has already been covered, in that everything I like about the place has come up from Cara, yellie and davef. The question is, can we claim the North for "Ireland"? I'm going to assume that now that we're all grown up and no longer squabbling, we can share it with Britain. So; Van Morrison and Neil Hannon must be added to Irish proudness.
Also, Guinness. I professionally work my way through beers from all over the world, and nothing from outside Ireland is even remotely similar. This beer is everything everyone says it is, and more.
We have corrupt, dodgy, scumbag politicians, like everywhere else. But everywhere else doesn't have:The Mahon Tribunal.The Moriarty Tribunal.
Celebrating over a decade of public service entertainment, while genuinely, seriously going after cabinet level politicians for corruption and bribery. Can you imagine it anywhere else? Sometimes Ireland is really great
Edit: wrong yellie. Sorry, spending too much time in SB lately...