Irish punt

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Noun1.Irish punt - formerly the basic unit of money in IrelandIrish punt - 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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A BORDER town that made headlines around the world by accepting payments in the old Irish punt has confirmed their enterprise has come to an end.
Ireland had a currency, the Irish punt, that during the days of fixed exchange rates was pegged to the pound sterling, but following the advent of "floating" exchange rates, its value varied against the pound sterling until Ireland entered the euro in January 2002.
Britain and the Republic of Ireland had a currency union from 1922 until 1979 when the Irish punt was floated on the world markets because at the time it was not considered to be in the Republic's long-term interest to be tied to sterling.
That's about where the Irish punt was priced back in 1998 when Perri entered the import business.
Irishman Maurice Fitzgerald, a shootout champ a decade ago, sometimes uses an old Irish punt coin, but most of the time places a New York City subway token right behind his golf ball.
In addition to blocking a late Irish punt, junior quarterback Jesse Flick completed 12-of-24 passes for 149 yards with four interceptions.
But what I didn't like was Roddy Collins saying he was taking my job before an Irish punt was even on the table."
One French franc will buy one kilo of maize and one Irish punt buys a school book and a pencil for a pupil in Mozambique.
WITH a strong holiday pound compared to the Irish Punt, cheaper petrol, a wonderful choice of places to go and stay and a guaranteed warmth of welcome like nowhere else on earth, there's never been a better time to visit Ireland!
Neither was the Irish punt ever overvalued, nor was there any good reason for the Spanish peseta to have been devalued three times in six months.
Lady makes Darcy's day A tasty Irish punt was landed when Boherna Lady gave Kevin Darcy a successful conclusion to his first British trip when justifying 2-1 favouritism in the 2m3f handicap hurdle.

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