Irish central bank will still exchange old banknotes and coins

Authorities take opportunity to remind public that UK paper £20s and £50s are expiring

The Central Bank of Ireland
William Murphy

The Central Bank of Ireland confirmed on September 13 that it would continue exchanging pre-euro banknotes and coins for euros.

The central bank’s director of currency, Bernard Sheridan, said: “The Central Bank of Ireland offers an exchange service for old Irish pound notes or coins, and for damaged euro notes and coins.” The central bank’s press release added there were “no plans to withdraw this service”.

The Irish pound ceased to circulate in early 2002. The CBI exchanges them at a rate of

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