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Birr

The currency of Ethiopia. It was introduced in 1945, replacing the East African shilling, though an earlier birr had been the currency prior to the East African campaign and the Italian occupation of Ethiopia. It is noted for its high rate of inflation, estimated at over 11% in 2005 and 41% in 2008. Interestingly, the official translation of the birr was "dollar" until 1976, when "birr" became the appropriate word in both Amharic and English.
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JUST NO STOPPING IT Na Piarsaigh players can't stop Cuala's equalising goal and, below, Birr legend Brian Whelehan in '95 final
"Most schools don't need that many, but it is nice to know that your system can grow with your program and that you will never outgrow your communication system," Birr said.
The Cuchullains defeated a star-studded Mount Sion in the semi-final, and have unfinished business with Birr dating back to the mid-90s.
Eritreans and legal residents were only allowed to convert cash -- up to 5,000 birr (about $750) for individuals and 100,000 birr (about $15,000) for businesses -- once, during the conversion period, to prevent a rush on the banks and to bring cash into the formal financial sector.
Kassaye, the Bank has made an allocation of 72 billion Birr out of the overall loan amount of 112 billion Birr for supporting agriculture, manufacturing, agro processing, and mining, energy and construction sectors.
Well, his buddies in school and on the field know the real Jon Birr, but the only thing the opposition sees is a mammoth offensive and defensive tackle who takes pride in dominating his opponent from the first play of the game to the final gun.
Birr even applied for a postponement due to the severely depleted numbers.
The Ministry put up Birr 6.5m and Mr Ilan acquired a personal loan of about Birr 31m from the World Bank.
Birr 1-15 St Rynagh's 2-16 ST RYNAGH'S were on cloud nine yesterday as they claimed their first Offaly hurling title since 1993 - ending a run of eight successive final defeats.
The abattoir has been developed with a capital investment is 172 million Birr by nine Ethiopian Diasporas in the State.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle June 11, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Ethiopian Council of Ministers on Friday proposed a record of 117.8 billion birr ($6.98 billion) budget for the 2011/2012 fiscal year, mainly aimed at alleviating poverty.
We have it on good authority that a school in Birr, Co Offaly has just had their first "Mickey Joe Harte Day".