Fair enough. The plate is a giveaway - patently a poncey city brekkie posing as the Real Thing. Visitors often confuse a F.I.B. with a F.E.B. - an honest mistake as they're both fried. Paul Glatzel is an Authority (shame on you Dingle). I'm biased and prefer the F.U.B. (Full Ulster Breakfast) which is weighted more towards the baking arts, albeit fried. At the other end of the spectrum is Munster - where the pig gets the leading role. I had a VERY VERY good fry the morning after donegaldan's leaving party - that eaten in Annagry at the CaisleŠin ”ir
IMO, a really good Irish breakfast should contain a decent black pudding (although I won't lip one) and also white pudding (which is mostly cardboard and sawdust). I'd like to think it would have two nicely fried eggs, well met by two nicely crisped rashers. They should be in the company of two very classy pork sausages. And here's where it gets contentious - an Ulster Fry will contain Potato Bread - it's a pivotal component, a Have/No-Have. Where a REALLY good F.U.B. emerges, there will be Soda Bread/Farls too. These are what you mop up the eggs with. My Granny, who was an Ulsterwoman of Scottish extraction*, insisted on adding a panfried Scotch Pancake as well. I have to say it worked, but I've never seen it done again - I reckon she was just using up leftovers. The fried Tomato was always a feature but Mushrooms are now making an appearance - nice but not essential. The above MUST be served with toast and wheaten bread, accompanied by a bottomless pot of tea. I insist on REAL coffee because I'm odd. Only a Philistine would call for baked beans....
* Thankfully, they were able to extract MOST of it.