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Thread #121472   Message #2660022
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
19-Jun-09 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: Folk Against Fascism
Subject: RE: Folk Against Fascism
My last word on this, because frankly I think it's quite daft. Plastic Paddy refers to a false construct of Irishness. I first heard it used by Irish people themselves, referring to commercialised attempts to co-opt their culture.

In which sense it is used in Ireland to describe Oirish Americans.