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We can still look back with a wry smile to that iconic banner hoisted by a few gung-ho Irish fans at the Euro 2012. It certainly raised a laugh or two in some unlikely quarters - not only here but in Germany.
It even made the front page of the German mass-circulation newspaper 'Bild', sending out a kind of international signal that although the Irish were in the financial mire, we had not completely abandoned our sense of humour.