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Humorous boycott call lost in translation

French people browsing through the Irish Independent at Dublin airport yesterday morning may have raised eyebrows at Martina Devlin's tongue-in-cheek call for an Irish boycott of French products as retaliation against Nicolas Sarkozy's bully-boy tactics on the bailout interest rate.

Ireland has exported €1.9bn in meat and fish products to France since 2006; the French market was worth €370m to our food industry last year.

'L'humour est a peu pres intraduisible' -- humour is often lost in translation.

Joe McHugh TD
Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Irish Independent