Irish pound

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I′rish pound′

punt 4.
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Noun1.Irish pound - formerly the basic unit of money in IrelandIrish pound - formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
penny - a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
Irish monetary unit - monetary unit in Eire
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Not even the loudest eejit parked at the end of the bar would be raving about bringing back the Irish pound.
What was an Irish pound called before the introduction of the euro in 2002?
The vast majority of the transactions were in English pound sterling with some in the Old Irish pound. In 1701 the relationship between the Irish pound and the English pound sterling was fixed at 13 Irish pounds to 12 English pounds.
This was the path taken by the Irish Free State (later the Republic of Ireland), which used the sterling-pegged "Irish pound" (the punt) for several decades.
(4) Grace Boyle, 4, of Clinton, looks at the Irish pound cake her mother submitted.
If anything, policymakers expected the new regime to result in an appreciation of the Irish pound against sterling (which had been notably weak since the mid-1960s), and subsidies were granted from Europe to ease the burden of adjusting to what was believed would be a tougher regime.
Korean won (Per 100 Units) 10.18 9.78 Indonesian rupiah (Per 100 Units) 1.49 1.25 Irish pound
Until the inception of the European Monetary System in 1979 when the United Kingdom (U.K.), unlike the Irish Republic, declined to join the exchange rate mechanism [Mushin, 1986], the Irish pound had a rigidly fixed exchange rate with the British pound and each of the two banking systems cleared the other's checks as if denominated in its own currency [Mushin, 1980].
The pre-emptive increase, which reflects concern over strong credit growth and rising house prices, widened the short-term differential with Germany to 270 basis points and was a factor boosting the Irish pound slightly above its central rate in the ERM.
Between then and mid-1993 the Irish pound floated relative to sterling (except for the 23 months when that currency participated in the ERM) and was quasi-pegged to the Deutschmark and the other narrow-band currencies.
Previously, we could not bring much to the (negotiating) table, which made it difficult for us to persuade foreign financiers that our own country was willing to support us." In the year to April 1994, IR[pound](Irish pound) 21 million was raised under Section 35.

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