Who said "It's better to be Irish in America than it is to be Irish in England"?
September 3, 2011 6:10 PM Subscribe
Does anyone know who may have said (something along the lines of) "Being Irish in England is a bit of a disadvantage. But, in America it is a bit of an advantage."?
posted by coollibrarian to society & culture (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Unfortunately, the only other information I have to go on is that the person who said it in an Irish National who became the head of a major American (or American subsidiary) company in the past 20 years or so. It was suggested that the person was Tony O'Reilly, head of Heinz at some point, but I have not been able to confirm that.
Anyone have any ideas?