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Greatest Living Irishman ?

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 330 ✭✭ Patri


    You should pick people that made an impact on Ireland to improve it greatly, the best ones of those are :

    1. Eamonn De Valera ( Considered Irish )
    2. Michael Collins
    3. Sean Lemass

    eamonn de valera are you serious? He was nothing but a coward, otherwise Collins and Lemass are great choices.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,244 thetonynator


    Heard Bono only got something like 2.5% of the votes in the Irelands Greatest TV show, derek mooney said it on the radio, not that surprising really i suppose, not a lot of people really like him!!!


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ acoc100


    opa01_2000 wrote: »
    My top three would be :

    (1) Paul McGrath

    (2) Christy Moore

    (3) Keith Wood
    G
    Excellent chooses OP especially Paul McGrath - truly a black emerald

    Ones I might add is
    Shane McGowan
    Brendan Behan
    Luke Kelly


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,991 ✭✭✭ mathepac


    acoc100 wrote: »
    ...
    Shane McGowan
    Brendan Behan
    Luke Kelly
    Possibly good choices except :

    Shane McGowan is English (born in London)

    Brendan Behan & Luke Kelly are both dead unfortunately.


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ acoc100


    mathepac wrote: »
    Possibly good choices except :

    Shane McGowan is English (born in London)

    Brendan Behan & Luke Kelly are both dead unfortunately.

    Thanks for Schooling me:)
    I made a few rookie mistakes.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭ edolan


    Bertie Ahern

    Brian Cowen

    Seanie Fitzpatrick

    No one can deny these fellas have had a big impact on Ireland.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,244 thetonynator


    edolan wrote: »
    Bertie Ahern

    Brian Cowen

    Seanie Fitzpatrick

    No one can deny these fellas have had a big impact on Ireland.

    A big negative impact. It's greatest living irishman, not worst living irishman.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 419 ✭✭ Adrian009


    deftdony wrote: »
    Gerry Adams...the uncrowned king of irland:D

    But he is at least Lord Adams of Northup or something nowadays:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,244 thetonynator


    Adrian009 wrote: »
    But he is at least Lord Adams of Northup or something nowadays:D

    How dare you insult Baron Adams by calling him lord . . .:P


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 419 ✭✭ Adrian009


    How dare you insult Baron Adams by calling him lord . . .:P

    Christ, I'm sorry! I should have said YOUR LORDSHIP!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 107 ✭✭ Demosthenes


    Pádraig Nally - Great man with a shotgun


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 307 ✭✭ jimbob86


    Johny Logan...what a class act


  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭ edolan


    Pádraig Nally - Great man with a shotgun

    I agree their should be a statue built of that man in Castlebar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,919 ✭✭✭ shanec1928


    edolan wrote: »
    Bertie Ahern

    Brian Cowen

    Seanie Fitzpatrick

    No one can deny these fellas have had a big impact on Ireland.
    king bertie that is:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 HazyLazy


    Heard Bono only got something like 2.5% of the votes in the Irelands Greatest TV show, derek mooney said it on the radio, not that surprising really i suppose, not a lot of people really like him!!!

    Can I ask you why do you think lots of people don't like him?

    I live in Italy and here he's idolized, someone could not love U2 and their music but I don't know anybody who doubt his greatness.
    :confused::confused:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ John Sugrue


    HazyLazy wrote: »
    Can I ask you why do you think lots of people don't like him?

    I live in Italy and here he's idolized, someone could not love U2 and their music but I don't know anybody who doubt his greatness.
    :confused::confused:

    It's a thing we have in Ireland where we hate anybody successful. Michael O'Leary, Gerry Ryan RIP, Ryan Tubridy, Pat Kenny, Enda Kenny, Robbie Keane, Bono.... the list goes on. They are all hated by a large number of people. Jealousy and spite are part of our make-up apparently.

    I'm glad to say Im not like most of my compatriots. I love U2 too by the way. Their music is still the best there is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭ sensormatic


    what about a certain french footballer a total legend he is t. h. ur the man


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 494 ✭✭ eco2live


    Bob Geldof

    Michael D Higgins

    Liam Neeson


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,244 thetonynator


    HazyLazy wrote: »
    Can I ask you why do you think lots of people don't like him?

    I live in Italy and here he's idolized, someone could not love U2 and their music but I don't know anybody who doubt his greatness.
    :confused::confused:

    Honestly, I have no problem with him, but I do think that a lot of people are jealous (of his fame etc.) or guilty that he actually does attempt charity work etc when most people don't bother. Also, he didn't exactly help his popularity ratings when U2 moved out to avoid paying tax.


  • Registered Users Posts: 130 ✭✭ tonysea


    mathepac wrote: »
    Possibly good choices except :

    Shane McGowan is English (born in London)

    Brendan Behan & Luke Kelly are both dead unfortunately.

    Shane McGowan is from Tipp, he was born in England but only because his mother was on holiday there.

    So I ask, if a dog is born in a stable, does that make him a horse?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ barry711


    I'd disagree with thetonynator saying that a lot of people are jealous (of his fame etc.) by this reasoning are the same people jealous of Ronan Keating? or for that matter are the English people jealous of Mick Jagger because of his fame? Your assuming this because you think we all have aspirations to be famous and because we don't fulfill these "goals" we somehow resent the people that did?

    I cant speak for every single person in Ireland as to why so many people dislike him but my reason is because he never did a thing to help his own and if he did he never made it a long term comment like he has done with the poorer countries around the world.

    John Sugrue fallacy about The Irish hating anybody successful...I hope he is being sarcastic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭ sensormatic


    Whitey Bulger, Boston Irish Mob Boss, Finally Caught After 16 Years on the Run.

    must be on the top ten list for sure


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ joemcg18


    john o shea


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 19,987 ✭✭✭✭ mikemac


    John Hume


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 Rivers Run Deep


    David Norris


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,399 ✭✭✭ ush


    Darren Gibson


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 776 sellerbarry


    Me. And if you don't believe me, ask my four year old son.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,399 ✭✭✭ ush


    Me. And if you don't believe me, ask my four year old son.:D

    We have a winner. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,328 karaokeman


    Jimmy MacCarthy

    Bono

    Michael D. Higgins

    Robbie Keane

    Tommy Fleming


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 80 ✭✭✭ Biscuits16


    Brendan Kilkenny


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