The Observer’s Henry McDonald highlights a running online poll on what makes Ireland great – “Guinness and Tayto crisps are ranked higher than Ireland’s patron saint St Patrick”. County Donegal currently leads from Shane McGowan, just, and as site co-founder Paul Clerkin observes about his native Monaghan, “it’s not my fault but then again we were above Cavan and that’s what’s important.”
At the risk of causing a party-politically inspired avalanche of votes for what Paul Clerkin says started as “a bit of craic”, the poll covers just about every possible area of reference… but the site also has an Irish politicians poll.
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