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Old 05-25-2006, 05:49 PM   #31
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do you ever feel as if non-Irish sometimes create elaborate fantasies of what the Irish are like and what Ireland is -- i.e., there's so much romance surrounding the country (emerald isle, warrior poets, writers, leprachauns, history of unjust oppression) -- that it becomes almost patronizing?
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:02 PM   #32
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do you ever feel as if non-Irish sometimes create elaborate fantasies of what the Irish are like and what Ireland is -- i.e., there's so much romance surrounding the country (emerald isle, warrior poets, writers, leprachauns, history of unjust oppression) -- that it becomes almost patronizing?
Well, yes, certainly. But in the grand scheme of things it's not a big deal. No-one could seriously argue that the Irish are an oppressed race at this point in history.

I suppose what would worry me slightly is that people would have some pre-conceived notion along the lines you've indicated, and then when they get to Ireland are probably disappointed by the crass materalism has come into play recent years, at least in Dublin and some of the other cities.
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Well, yes, certainly. But in the grand scheme of things it's not a big deal. No-one could seriously argue that the Irish are an oppressed race at this point in history.

I suppose what would worry me slightly is that people would have some pre-conceived notion along the lines you've indicated, and then when they get to Ireland are probably disappointed by the crass materalism has come into play recent years, at least in Dublin and some of the other cities.

I agree. Also, although some people might find it patronizing - I think the nation loves the attention and it gives us a chance to feel superior (in that people are bothering to have notions about us at all), which as FG mentioned is the new mental state!
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Old 05-26-2006, 05:47 AM   #34
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How have land prices in Dublin changed over the last few years?
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Old 05-26-2006, 06:21 AM   #35
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What's the prevailing opinion in Ireland on Bono and U2 in general?
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Is it true that Bono owns half Dublin?
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:09 AM   #37
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Is it true that Bono owns half Dublin?
I heard he was going to change the name from Ireland to Bonoland
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:33 AM   #38
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^that would give me great cause to hate him

Opinion on Bono and U2 is as ever love/hate kinda thing. I know a lot of people criticise him by saying 'why does he not do more work for his own country'....

...haha some of my friends tried to say he wasn't Irish anymore.....

Um not sure how ordinary Dubliners perceive him or U2 though.
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First Question: If we are including poets I would say Yeats, if not then probably Myles Na Gopleen aka Flann O'Brien.

Yeats, I've read. Tell me about the other.
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:36 AM   #40
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How have land prices in Dublin changed over the last few years?
Well, I can't find stats on land prices but I know that land prices, particularly for development land have increased enormously and speculators or those lucky enough to inherit land have made large sums of money.

There isn't much land available for building purposes in Dublin, partly due to the Irish aversion to high rise buildings (There are very few buildings over 10 stories in Dublin) so what little is left is very valuabe.

Recent house price survey here:


http://www.finfacts.ie/biz10/irelandhouseprices.htm
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What's the prevailing opinion in Ireland on Bono and U2 in general?
I find that the generation that grew up with u2's music are largely well disposed to them (25-50 year olds, approximately), younger and older people less so.

In general people like the music but many get irritated at some of Bono's loftier pronoucements.
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Is it true that Bono owns half Dublin?
Not really. He owns a joint share in a small but prestigious hotel with the Edge and I'd assume he has other property investments, but I don't think he is a large scale property investor.
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Yeats, I've read. Tell me about the other.
Wiki to the rescue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flann_O%27Brien
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Then would you recommend At Swim-Two-Birds? The description seems offbeat enough to interest me.
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My question isn't necessarily just for a "Dubliner" but for slang-isms--I've been reading quite a few female English/Irish writers and some of the terms are confusing; (I could look this up, but am too lazy) how does a "stone" compare to pounds (in weight)?? There are others, but can't recall off the top of my head!
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