Want to know just how bad the economic situation is in Ireland? Just run a few stats through the Google Insights tool and you come up with some pretty frightening graphs.

Here's one which tracks the number of queries in Google search for the term 'french property' between 2004 and the present day. From a value of 100 on 1st January 2004 the number of enquiries falls to 3 in January 2012.

Search for 'french property' Ireland 2004-2012

Couldn't bring myself to run a search on Greece...