A new study has found the Irish accent to be one of the least annoying.
Business training website TheKnowledgeAcademy.com asked 500 people to listen to a five-minute passage from a famous book, read by native speakers from a number of different countries.
Researchers found that people could listen to an Irish person speak for three times longer than an American person.
American, South African and New Zealand accents were found to be the most annoying, while the Scottish accent was the least annoying.
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