The Irish accent has beaten its French counterpart as the world's sexiest, thanks to stars like Colin Farrell and James Nesbitt.
Men with an Emerald Isle brogue came top in a poll of 5,000 women worldwide, while the French accent only came fourth, just ahead of Australian.
A spokesman for www.OnePoll.com, which carried out the international survey, blamed French president Nicolas Sarkozy for the French accent's fall from grace.
"The French accent is nowhere near as popular as it used to be," he said.
''You can probably blame Nicolas Sarkozy for that, he has single-handedly changed the perception of how the world sees French men. Full story...