These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Alternate Character Interpretation: New guy Philip actually does demonstrate some very mild symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome such as trouble making small talk, awkward in social situations, keeps private lists written around. If he does turn out to have it it'll be one of the more accurate portrayals of the condition in the media.
Cliché Storm: Jojo and Anthony. Let's see, girl marries a guy she doesn't know that well - he immediately turns into a controlling Jerkass and borderline abuser. Oh and he's foreign too.
Fixer Sue: Ray in the third season. Then subverted when it turns out how much trouble he's in.
Fiona in a way acts as this in her first episode, managing to open the restaurant back up and keep it in order. For the rest of the series she's written more realistically.
The Scrappy: Anthony, Jojo's husband in season 5. While technically an antagonist, he's disliked for his awful accent and cliched plot.
Maeve was this in season 2. Fans mellowed and warmed to her in later seasons.
Screwed by the Network: Despite being fairly strong on the ratings, RTE has pulled the plug, due to budget concerns. Still, there's plenty of weaker shows that could have been axed instead.
Seasonal Rot: Season 2 wasn't too well received, though did fine ratings wise. Season 5 was also very unpopular, with the story between Jojo and Anthony almost universally despised.
Squick: How do you deal with an unruly snob customer? Easy, you lace his dessert with cum.
Unfortunate Implications: Two from the second season. Fiona's black husband cheated on her with her sister while JoJo spurns British Bobby's advances in favour of Irish Dylan. The show doesn't seem to like international coupling much.
However, there is Pavel and Geoff, neither are whom are Irish. Though this does seem to suggest that the foreigners can get it on with each other as long as they stay away from the Irish people. Further exemplified by having Pavel choose between Irish Jack and Aussie Geoff. He chooses Geoff.
And rounding up these implications is Jojo's dickhead of a husband Anthony. He's a complete Hate Sink and of course he's American. Though his accent is so bad, he could be from anywhere.
What an Idiot: Dylan wants a chef to work at his bar. He walks right past Tiny and Richard, who've just been fired, to ask Shane if he wants to leave his job in a restaurant to work in a bar. Sure, Richard's a bit of a klutz, but between him and Tiny, surely one of them could've handled bar food.
Ditto for when Fiona fires Richard and Tiny. Only two episodes earlier Ray had managed to nag Fiona into hiring him and thus stretching the budget. It never crosses her mind that he's the dead weight.
What the Hell Is That Accent?: Anthony from season 5. He's supposed to be American but he flitters between sounding like a drunk guy trying to be Texan or a South African with a headcold.