After the financial bubble burst upon the Emerald Island and everybody done a runner the houses that were built on massive estates are now standing empty.
The Irish government in a desperate attempt to fill the houses have come up with a brilliant, typical Irish solution!
Ireland has two million homeless leprechauns and a 1/2 million Polish spud pickers.
Irish Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, a great fan of Leprechaun traditions (after six pints of Guiness) has invited all Leprechauns without a tree trunk, hole underground, or cave to live in to come to Dublin and they will be allocated a brand new 5 bedroom house, rent free! (Leprechauns play a major part in Irish history and tradition especially amongst alcoholics after leaving the pubs after midnight)
As for the Polish spud pickers (the only ones stupid enough to want to work in Ireland) they are also being offered free housing by the Irish government.
The reason being; it keeps them off of the streets at night after getting totally plastered on self-brewed, moonshine vodka!
There have also been applications from Greece and Spain (due to their desperate economic problems) for the Irish to resettle their unemployed and homeless, unfortunately Ireland is much too small to adopt them all!