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Not sure if I should post this in /101/, but here seems like a more apt location.
Anyway - quick background, emigrated there in 2001, came back in 2011, family stuff, father finding work etc. It shaped me growing up quite a bit - but I have no love for Ireland.
I usually frequent the /r/Ireland board on reddit, and it's a pleasant reminder what a shithole it is - everything from their ultra-low expectations, to the feckless attitude in regards to everything. It kind of teases this part of me, where I remember generally poor things about it, and makes me wonder how anyone would think about moving there permanently.
I would love to dispel the myth that Irish people are friendly, they are a bunch of myopic, xenophobic, inbred shits at worst, and dowdy, ignorant idiots at best - with the lowest of low-brow outlooks on everything. "Ah sure it'll be grand", was a phrase I heard often, especially when something goes tits up. Any kind of outside influence is considered a threat, and due to their ingrained inferiority complex, they will make no bones about not liking you. If I had a penny for every time someone called me an "English cunt" due to my accent, I'd have enough to leave several times over. I was lucky enough to be white, if you're coloured by any shade, you're a novelty, a side-show, for their amusement. And if there are enough of you, you become a problem. Integration is still a new and scary thing, so if you're a minority prepare to have a uphill struggle living there. The Irish are NOT friendly, any attempts at being so are facile and superficial, and do so only to look good in front of their mates.
You can argue, it's similar to England, but it really isn't, not by a long shot. Any Irish person smart enough, will know they need to get the fuck out. We've seen over 100,000, educated young folk fucking off to all corners of the globe. In simple terms, you'd have to be missing a chromosome to actively want and embrace living in this joke of a country. I still advocate visiting the West part as it's preserved much of it's beauty - otherwise don't bother.
Anyway, don't see any reason for a discussion, just needed to vent this bullshit.