Normally, it's the British media who make it their business to wind us up collectively as a nation by trying to claim our most successful athletes, actors and celebrities as their own.
This time, however, the New York Times has a lot to answer for with their latest faux-pas.
The NYT included 'Bad Sisters' - the Apple TV+ show which was set in Dublin, co-developed by Sharon Horgan and has gone down a treat with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic - in their 'Best TV of 2022' round-up.
However, they got off to a bad start in their opening line, which called Eva Birthistle, Anne-Marie Duff, Sarah Greene, Eve Hewson and Sharon Horgan "an appealing quintet of British actresses". Of the five actresses mentioned, just one - Anne-Marie Duff - is English, although her parents were from Meath and Donegal.
Hewson was the first to take umbrage at the description when it was pointed out to her, saying "OH DEAR @nytimesarts WE ARE IRISH, PLEASE AND THANK YOU."
She added: "P.S. Anne Marie is Irish/ English but… still."
Eva Birthistle also pointed out the inaccuracy:
A correction to the article was later made, referring to 'an appealing quintet of Irish and British actresses', and a blurb stated: "A correction was made on Dec. 1, 2022: An earlier version of this article described incorrectly the nationalities of five actresses in “Bad Sisters.” Three of them are Irish and two British, they are not all British."
When people pointed out that even the correction was incorrect - as although Horgan was born in London, she considers herself Irish - a correction to the correction was made, which stated "An earlier version of this article described incorrectly the nationalities of five actresses in “Bad Sisters.” Four of them are Irish and one is British; they are not all British."
Awh. I was born in Hackney, London but I'm Irish. Only my little brothers refer to me as British. When they want to wind me up.
— Sharon Horgan (@SharonHorgan) December 1, 2022
Glad we got that one sorted, lads!