He was probably Scottish. Scruffy Murphy's used to have a lot of Scottish bar staff hoping that most people might not notice.
Maybe cos it's not really Irish, but Oirish... Like America on St Patrick's Day.. (popcorn)
O'Neills seems to have lost an 'L'. :|
I got served by an Irishman once tho,does that count? (skeptical)
It's a British pub chain owned by Mitchells & Butlers. Zero Irish about it except someone's surname. I'm very glad most of them have closed down.