HAHA, what the fuck, have you guys ever actually been to Ireland? Only in the North does it matter whether or not you are Catholic or Protestant and thats because they were persecuted by the Protestant majority.
Catholic extremism? Behave, for fuck sake, just because 80 odd percent of people are Catholic doesn't make them extremist. Either way, how the hell do you think the Irish got their fun and friendly reputation from? Being like some crazy American Christian nuts?