An Irish passport is one of the most sought-after travel documents in the world.
I have both Irish and English citizenship, and have always used the Irish passport in preference.
It’s kitschy but true; being Irish is seen as being more, well, likeable or something.
A practical use of an Irish passport is that you will be entitled to work and travel freely in any of the 27 countries in the European Union.
You won’t need a work permit for this – and once you have worked in a European Union county for a certain length of time, you will be entitled to unemployment compensation, health care and pension rights.