For better or for worse, are Irish and English people alike? Are their common traits shared by the Irish and the English? And/or the Welsh and Scottish for that matter?
Are we, say, more like each other than we are like Americans, or people on mainland Europe?
Or are we very different, are they as different to us as a person from the other side of the world.
Or are people that different at all?
And if we are alike, is that natural, or because of geography, or because of history, or because of language, or because we have received so much of their culture in tv, books, migration between the islands etc?