• Short Summary

    On Monday (February 15), the Republic of Ireland, in line with its near-neighbours, the United Kingdom, abandons its traditional currency and converts to decimal money.

  • Description

    On Monday (February 15), the Republic of Ireland, in line with its near-neighbours, the United Kingdom, abandons its traditional currency and converts to decimal money. This will being Eire one step closer to the Europe it, together with Great Britain, hopes to join. Only the irish Republic has a currency which is directly equal to the poind sterling. As with British Banks, the change to decimalisation, while not exactly causing headaches, has meant a considerable amount of work for tellers and backroom staffs. In Eire, however, Bank staffs, as well as making the change to Decimal money, are still in the throes of coping with the backlash of last year's 28-week-long industrial dispute. Still, Monday is D-Day and Eire will start counting in tens and forget units of twelve.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA7TXLQG4YI2VUOY07MGW8WQH
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7TXLQG4YI2VUOY07MGW8WQH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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