Well we could argue about Irish cuisine on a different thread. It would get a bit lost here. There are more Irish dishes than just Irish stew, of course.
My contention is that there is no such thing as an Irish cuisine. There is not one decent restaurant anywhere in the world serving a cuisine that is recognisably Irish. There are a handul of traditional "Irish" dishes - Irish stew, boiled bacon and cabbage, colcannon and maybe one or two others. An incredibly short list for an ancient country. No cuisine ever developed - people ate food to survive, nothing more. There is no historical tradition of valuing decent food in Ireland (partly because all our decent food was stolen by the Brits for 700 years? ).
The development of cultures (food and otherwise) is fascinating. Why do Italians value food so much that it is almost impossible to get a bad meal there? But yet Italian cuisine has resisted most modern movements and has barely developed over the past 100 years? Why did a country as tiny as Ireland produce so many poets, writers and playwrights without ever giving a damn about what they were eating??