Irish Pound


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Irish Pound

The former currency of the Republic of Ireland. It was introduced in 1928, replacing the British pound sterling. However, it was pegged to the sterling at a one-to-one ratio until the peg was abandoned in the 1970s when Ireland joined the European Monetary System. The Irish pound was taken out of circulation in 2002 and replaced with the euro.
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Political arguments similar to those that had driven the Irish pound into the EMS in 1979 applied again in the decision to adopt the single currency beginning in 1999.
Indian Danehill, for example, is quoted at E8,000 with the Irish pound equivalent (Irpounds 6,301) listed alongside, and Rathbarry has done the same.
He also bought 30 acres of land at Dublin Road in Drogheda, County Louth, and showed his financial credentials when he was able to stump up 100,000 Irish pounds for bail after being charged.
Ardagh's story is that it was jogging along as the dominant Irish glass bottle maker with a turnover in Irish pounds of over pounds 30m and a profit of pounds 5m in a good year.
O'Brien was fined two hundred Irish pounds and Prendergast was fined four hundred Irish pounds.
With an annual budget of over 150,000 Irish Pounds and more than 300 employees in offices throughout the world, IDA has been a key reason for Ireland's economic renaissance over the last two decades.
The sum of IR100,000 is believed to be comprised of Irish Pounds, Deutschemarks and Sterling according to PA News.
The figures revealed a 12% decrease in the number of dogs entering Irish pounds since 2012, but thousands of dogs are still being needlessly killed every year.
More than 5,000 abandoned dogs are killed in Irish pounds each year because of a lack of homes.
It costs Saracens, Wasps and London Irish pounds 400,000 a year each to play where they do.
The Provos have joined a number of leading loyalist terrorists in buying huge amounts of high-quality counterfeit Irish pounds 20 punt notes from the London underworld worth pounds 4 each on the black market.
MORE than 5,200 dogs were killed in Irish pounds in the past 12 months, figures have shown yesterday.

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