'Dear Dara and Briain' - Dara Ó Briain is every person with an Irish name in the UK with letter from Prime Minister Theresa May
Anyone with an Irish name knows the difficulty of negotiating life in the UK and beyond and Dara O'Briain is no exception.
The Irish comedian and presenter shared part of a letter he had received from Prime Minister Theresa May with his fans on Twitter and, well, she didn't quite get his name right.
While the address at the top of the letter makes a fairly good stab at it with 'Dara O Briain' (albeit lacking the fada on the O), the letter begins "Dear Dara and Briain".
"Oh my! A personal letter from the Prime Minister!... Wait, what?" tweeted Ó Briain.
People are greatly amused.
Dear Dara and Briain,— Rubicon Dance (@RubiconDance) May 22, 2017
Congratulations on your recent Civil Partnership,
So good she named you twice.— Ita Bloyce (@Ita99) May 22, 2017
Who is this Briain guy you are living with? Does your wife know?— John Ruddy (@jruddy99) May 22, 2017
And it seems Ó Briain is not the only one experiencing the result of what is most likely a computer glitch.
same for to me! Celtic names are too complex for Tory Computers it seems! pic.twitter.com/sMnurq4pcE— Rhys ap Trefor (@aptref) May 22, 2017
The presenter, who calls himself an 'infamous Brit-Licker' on Twitter, had another issue related to being Irish and living in the UK recently when he read The Guardian's review of his new show.
Dara and Ed's Road to Mandalay sees Ó Briain and fellow Irish comedian Ed Byrne travel to south east Asia to sample some of the delights it has to offer.
After the first episode aired, the paper's review read, "Some things, unfortunately, don't change. Neither does the increasingly dull formula of sending white British men to far-flung places in search of "strange and quirky" aspects of other cultures."
Ó Briain, noticing the irony within, tweeted, "Bravo @guardian telly review! Accuses us of cultural insensitivity, while in the same sentence subsuming Ireland back into Britain..."
He added, "Calling me and Ed "white British men" is also irritating since the show was clearly a celebration of Malaysia's hugely diverse culture".