Many Irish are talkative, inquisitive about people and places, helpful, open, good company, interested in sport, etc etc. they tend to hate saying "no" to your face, so they are notoriously indirect when it comes to criticism, rejection etc. time keeping is often seen as a very honourable aspiration but nobody really expects an eight o'clock meeting to start at eight! definitely philosophical about life the universe and all of that. and, like anywhere else, some of us are just plain boring!!