This contrasts to English people of Irish descent, who proudly accept the fact that they are born in England and so are English & British, whilst not being ashamed of their ancestors origins. For example much of the populance of Liverpool, Manchester, London are ethnically Irish yet accept their correct, non divisionist, English & British cultural and national identity. As shown by the fact that you will not hear terrorist songs or waving of foreign flags at any of these clubs games.
Many of the Plastic Patricks in the United States and Scotland have a strong PIRA fetish, some have even taken to funding them financially. Plastic Paddy romantic terrorist fetishism is even more prounced than the majority of actual Irish people born in Ireland itself, who seem to have moved on a bit and are aware that Ireland has a proud culture which goes beyond bitter snipping and whinging about "da British opressa! 800 yeaaars!".
George Galloway to a yank Plastic Paddy audience: I am an Irishman!
"but your from Florida"
"She's just a plastic paddy"
No, I'm Irish. Honest.
On which side?
Err... both. My Mum's cousin's got an Irish setter and my Dad was conceived in the County Kilburn. Guinness spritzer with a dash of Baileys please barman, cheers. Bejazus!