History UsefulNotes / TheIrishDiaspora

22nd Nov '17 5:34:22 PM Prime32
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On the other hand, there's the film version of ''The Field'', in which an American returns to Ireland to buy the eponymous field. The man renting the field, which he has turned from a barren patch of dirt to a lush expanse of green, sees the American as a traitor who abandoned the country when times got tough, and has now returned to pave over everything the faithful Irish have worked to rebuild. This is the stereotype of the "plastic Paddy", common in both Ireland and Britain, of people whose connection to Ireland may be three or more generations in the past and who only claim to be Irish when it's convenient. The "plastic Paddy" stereotype has especially negative connotations in Britain and UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland, where it's often associated with groups like NORAID that supported the PIRA with arms and money during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.

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On the other hand, there's the film version of ''The Field'', ''Film/TheField'', in which an American returns to Ireland to buy the eponymous field. The man renting the field, which he has turned from a barren patch of dirt to a lush expanse of green, sees the American as a traitor who abandoned the country when times got tough, and has now returned to pave over everything the faithful Irish have worked to rebuild. This is the stereotype of the "plastic Paddy", common in both Ireland and Britain, of people whose connection to Ireland may be three or more generations in the past and who only claim to be Irish when it's convenient. The "plastic Paddy" stereotype has especially negative connotations in Britain and UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland, where it's often associated with groups like NORAID that supported the PIRA with arms and money during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.
17th Oct '17 7:51:09 PM samuelroy21
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People in Ireland have a mixed but mostly affectionate relationship with the diaspora, especially the American part of it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HplZ_taHXLM including claiming the forty fourth, Barack Obama, as one of their own]].

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People in Ireland have a mixed but mostly affectionate relationship with the diaspora, especially the American part of it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HplZ_taHXLM including claiming the forty fourth, fourth president, Barack Obama, as one of their own]].
17th Oct '17 7:50:52 PM samuelroy21
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People in Ireland have a mixed but mostly affectionate relationship with the diaspora, especially the American part of it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HplZ_taHXLM including claiming the last president, Barack Obama, as one of their own]].

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People in Ireland have a mixed but mostly affectionate relationship with the diaspora, especially the American part of it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HplZ_taHXLM including claiming the last president, forty fourth, Barack Obama, as one of their own]].
17th Jun '17 7:48:37 PM TheInimitableECypher
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People in Ireland have a mixed but mostly affectionate relationship with the diaspora, especially the American part of it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HplZ_taHXLM including claiming the last president, Barrack Obama, as one of their own]].

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People in Ireland have a mixed but mostly affectionate relationship with the diaspora, especially the American part of it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HplZ_taHXLM including claiming the last president, Barrack Barack Obama, as one of their own]].
15th May '17 7:30:13 PM nombretomado
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Although the larger part of the diaspora is composed of Catholic Irish descendants displaced during the 19th century, it is less well known there is also a substantial population of Northern Irish protestant descendants who maintain their connection to their original homeland in the North. This is especially marked in Canada, and has caused both sectarian strife as well as a mirror-image of the notorious support for republican terrorists expressed by Irish-Americans in the USA. Funding and support for protestant/loyalist terrorists also came from diaspora communities overseas during the years of TheTroubles. As with the Catholic diaspora, this is viewed at home with attitudes ranging from embarrassment to acceptance.

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Although the larger part of the diaspora is composed of Catholic Irish descendants displaced during the 19th century, it is less well known there is also a substantial population of Northern Irish protestant descendants who maintain their connection to their original homeland in the North. This is especially marked in Canada, and has caused both sectarian strife as well as a mirror-image of the notorious support for republican terrorists expressed by Irish-Americans in the USA. Funding and support for protestant/loyalist terrorists also came from diaspora communities overseas during the years of TheTroubles.UsefulNotes/TheTroubles. As with the Catholic diaspora, this is viewed at home with attitudes ranging from embarrassment to acceptance.
27th Mar '17 1:44:48 AM AgProv
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Although the larger part of the diaspora is composed of Catholic Irish descendants displaced during the 19th century, it is less well known there is also a substantial population of Northern Irish protestant descendants who maintain their connection to their original homeland in the North. This is especially marked in Canada, and has caused both sectarian strife as well as a mirror-image of the notorious support for republican terrorists expressed by Irish-Americans in the USA. Funding and support for protestant/loyalist terrorists also came from diaspora communities overseas during the years of TheTroubles. As with the Catholic diaspora, this is viewed at home with attitudes ranging from embarrassment to acceptance.
2nd Feb '17 4:06:43 AM Vampireandthen
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2nd Feb '17 4:06:25 AM Vampireandthen
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People in Ireland have a mixed but mostly affectionate relationship with the diaspora, especially the American part of it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HplZ_taHXLM including claiming the current president as one of their own]].

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People in Ireland have a mixed but mostly affectionate relationship with the diaspora, especially the American part of it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HplZ_taHXLM including claiming the current president last president, Barrack Obama, as one of their own]].



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4th Aug '15 6:41:43 PM phoenix
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!!Tropes associated with the Irish Diaspora include:
* EthnicMenialLabor
* TheIrishMob
* IrishPriest
* OfficerOHara
* {{Southies}}
* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles
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\n!!Tropes associated with the Irish Diaspora include:\n* EthnicMenialLabor\n* TheIrishMob\n* IrishPriest\n* OfficerOHara\n* {{Southies}}\n* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles\n--------
%%!!Tropes as portrayed in fiction:
7th May '14 6:37:09 AM LongLiveHumour
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On the other hand, there's the film version of ''The Field'', in which an American returns to Ireland to buy the eponymous field. The man renting the field, which he has turned from a barren patch of dirt to a lush expanse of green, sees the American as a traitor who abandoned the country when times got tough, and has now returned to pave over everything the faithful Irish have worked to rebuild. This is the stereotype of the "plastic Paddy", common in both Ireland and Britain, of people whose connection to Ireland may be three or more generations in the past and who only claim to be Irish when it's convenient. The "plastic Paddy" stereotype has especially negative connotations in Britain and [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]], where it's often associated with groups like NORAID that supported the PIRA with arms and money during TheTroubles.

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On the other hand, there's the film version of ''The Field'', in which an American returns to Ireland to buy the eponymous field. The man renting the field, which he has turned from a barren patch of dirt to a lush expanse of green, sees the American as a traitor who abandoned the country when times got tough, and has now returned to pave over everything the faithful Irish have worked to rebuild. This is the stereotype of the "plastic Paddy", common in both Ireland and Britain, of people whose connection to Ireland may be three or more generations in the past and who only claim to be Irish when it's convenient. The "plastic Paddy" stereotype has especially negative connotations in Britain and [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]], UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland, where it's often associated with groups like NORAID that supported the PIRA with arms and money during TheTroubles.
UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.



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