Slight thread hi jack. Irish passports DO help. I was busted for a traffic offence in france a year or two back. Three surley looking blokes in a squad car escorted me to a garage forecourt to give me a bollocking. They said 'EEEnglish' with the same feeling behind it as saying 'peeeeeg-dog'. I climbed on my moral high horse and said with utmost disgust, 'No, Ireland' And waved the passport under their noses. 5 minutes later we were all friends and talking about U2. /thread drift.