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Clover sellers need rub of green

Published 21/03/2010 | 05:00

US President Barack Obama. Photo: Getty Images
US President Barack Obama. Photo: Getty Images

US President Barack Obama clearly thinks the shamrock presented to him by the Taoiseach last week will bring him good luck if he plants it in the White House garden -- but sellers of the three-leaf clover haven't had much fortune this year.

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Shamrock sales in Ireland came to about €400,000 this year, compared to €450,000 last year, according to industry estimates.

"Sales are down a little bit as there's less money around," said James O'Leary, of the shamrock growers, Irish Plants International.

Sunday Independent

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