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Old 01-19-2020, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bob++ View Post
I think that there is confusion here. British is a common descriptor for people from England, Scotland (including the Orkneys, Shetland and the other islands), Wales, The Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. Irish describes people from Eire which is a totally separate independent country.

Of course, the Island of Ireland is divided into Eire and Northern Ireland as anyone who has been following the Brexit shenanigans will know.
There is however, ambiguity with respect to Northern Ireland. The people there are British, in the sense of being citizens of the UK, and also Irish, in the sense of being, well, Irish.