Guest: Nothing Irish about it apart from it was written by an Irishman!! Yes I know he was brought up in London but an Irish immigrant family all the same.
Not only "brought up" in England, but born in England, in a suburb of Royal Tunbridge Wells, of all places. Attended the prestigious private Holmewood House Preparatory School, just down the road from my house, from where he went up to Westminster School, another bastion of the English Establishment!
If he hadn't been expelled for drug use, he might well have been a Cabinet Minister by now :-) :-)