Ireland's central bank staff win euro bonus

IRELAND - Employees at Ireland's Central Bank have won a £1,300 bonus for working during the change-over to the common European currency last New Year's day.

The award, made at the Irish Labour Court, will affect cleaners, caterers, porters and security staff at the Dublin-based bank premises.

The Central Bank had claimed that service staff in its offices were not directly affected by the switch from the punt to the euro.

The workers involved maintained that all staff at the Central Bank's separ