The Irish are not buying property in France anymore.
Here are some pretty terrible statistics relating to the Irish and their property-buying habits.
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.
Couldn't bring myself to run a search on Greece...