Economic storm tossed Ireland today called for the country's leprechauns to join together in finding as many pots of gold as possible, in order to bring stability to their failing bank system.
Prime Minister Ailhaire O'Cannaghan pleaded with the mythical "Little People" to put down their clay pipes and desist leading villagers on endless wild goose chases after the elusive ends of rainbows and get down to the business of saving their suffering Emerald Isle.
"We have until midnight, March 16th, to make at least a token payment of one billion pounds on our debt or we'll be downgraded by Moody's!" said the Prime Minister.
"Some of you have come forward and offered to help, only to find out the maps you gave us contained gibberish and scrambled maps of Western County Clare and some part of County Mayo that we can't even make out."
Leprechaun's are not known for their straight answers and their understanding of highly leveraged bond debentures on the open market has always been a little hazy.