“I felt like a failure for being sick,” she said, deflating for a moment over her Irish coffee.
Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope, the story of an Irish lawyer who more or less wanders into Parliament.
Obama also has Irish roots, even further proof of how important the Emerald Isle is to our national gene pool.
Said an African American commentator who preferred not to be identified: “Phil Griffin loves hiring white Irish guys.”
She talks about breaking into an Irish accent, her first book, and Michael Moore.
The Conservatives, consciously or unconsciously, used the Irish party.
His florid face paled a little and his bright Irish eyes did not blink.
Why, there is that Irish boy; I wonder if he wouldn't sell us some fish?
This is an Irish picture; but in the north of England it is much the same.
The false display at Dublin was a deception both to the king and to the Irish.
c.1200, Irisce, from stem of Old English Iras "inhabitant of Ireland," from Old Norse irar, ultimately from Old Irish Eriu (accusative Eirinn, Erinn) "Erin," which is from Old Celtic *Iveriu (accusative *Iverionem, ablative *Iverione), perhaps from PIE *pi-wer- "fertile," literally "fat," from root *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see fat (adj.)).
Meaning "temper, passion" is 1834, American English (first attested in writings of Davy Crockett), from the legendary pugnacity of Irish people. Irish-American is from 1832; Irish coffee is from 1950. Wild Irish (late 14c.) originally were those not under English rule; Black Irish in reference to those of Mediterranean appearance is from 1888.