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Ireland


Ireland Poblacht Na h'Éireann
EIRE
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Population :
(1995)
3.600.000 (density 50 ; surface 68.870 km2)
Capital : Dublin (500.000)
Internet : IE domain,
778.000 people on the Web (20,5 %) (May-00) (Nielsen NetRatings)
Referrer : (joleary@esterh.wm.estec.esa.nl)


Currency : Irish Pounds (punt) (IEP) till 09/02/2002
1 Euro = 0,787564 pounds (fixed on 31.12.1998)

FIXED VALUES AGAINST IEP
31.12.1998
1 IEP
reverse exchange
DEM
2.48338
40.2676
100
FRF
8.32893
12.0063
100
ITL
2458.56
0.406743
1000
ESP
211.267
0.473335
100
NLG
2.79812
35.7382
100
BEF/LUF
51.2210
1.95232
100
ATS
17.4719
5.72347
100
FIM
7.54951
13.2459
100
PTE
254.560
0.392834
100
GRD
432.663
0.231126
100
 
 


Number initial banknotes (mln) 222
Number initial coins (mln) 1.078
Serial letter T

Eurokit - number (mln) 0,75
Eurokit - value EUR 6,35
Eurokit - national value IEP 5

National money validity 09/02/2002
Change in banks single bank decision
Change coins in centr.bank no limits
Change banknotes in centr.bank no limits

500 EUR value IEP 393,78
Biggest banknote IEP 100
Biggest banknote value EUR 126,90

Coins : ??
Paper : ??  £5, £1 ,
Other historical banknotes
Authority :
Bank of Ireland

Irish Ministry of Finance
Irish Parliament
Irish Revenue Commissioners
Dublin Stock Exchange
Banks : Informations from Portalino Fantalinks
Allied Irish Banks
Others : Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Forfas
Irish Business and Employers Confederation
Euro Special Interest Group - see also The Euro Changeover !!
TTE Tourismus Team Europe

UMTS :
Number of operators 4 (only national)
Process of allocation hybrid (auction - beauty contest)
Pubblication of the assignment procedure in 2000
Assignement of the licenses 1. trim. 2001
Service startup 2002
   

ATMs :
      ``For the next edition of your FAQ you might like to update the 'Ireland' section. Just over the past few weeks, most of the ATMs have started having new stickers saying they accept both Cirrus and Plus network cards (in addition to all the domestic cards, MasterCard, Visa, etc)''
(dagraham@maths.tcd.ie 16. Aug 95)
      No Cirrus. You can get cash with Visa/Plus and Mastercard, Amex at some places (ATM Locator).

Credit
Cards :
      Visa/Eurocard/Access/MasterCard accepted nearly everywhere. accepted at supermarkets.

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