Ireland

Ireland may stop printing euro banknotes

According to an RTE article dated 9 March 2018, the board of the Central Bank of Ireland is considering a recommendation to stop printing euro banknotes at the bank's Currency Centre in Sandyford, Co Dublin. Ireland would continue to use euro banknotes printed elsewhere.

Courtesy of Jim Chen.

Republic of Ireland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Republic of Ireland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 21-page catalog covers notes issued by the Currency Commission (Coimisiún Airgid Reatha) from 1928 to 1942, and the Central Bank of Ireland (Banc Ceannais na hÉireann) from 1943 to 2001. Published 31.03.2018.

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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Northern Ireland's Northern Bank new date (30.11.2011) 10-pound note confirmed

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10 pounds, 30th November 2011. Like unlisted note dated 9th November 2008, but new date.

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (http://stores.ebay.com/yuri111).

Press release: The Banknote Yearbook 8th Edition

Banknote_Yearbook

Ireland’s Ulster Bank revised £5, £10, and £20 notes confirmed



5 pounds (US$10.45), 1st JANUARY 2007. Like P335, but new date, new typeface for Ulster Bank Limited, Royal Bank of Scotland logo added, and new signature (Cormac McCarthy, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE). Printer: DE LA RUE.



10 pounds (US$19.60), 1st JANUARY 2007. Like P336, but new date, new typeface for Ulster Bank Limited, Royal Bank of Scotland logo added, and new signature (Cormac McCarthy, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE). Printer: DE LA RUE.



20 pounds (US$39.25), 1st JANUARY 2007 and 1st JANUARY 2008. Like P337, but new dates, new typeface for Ulster Bank Limited, Royal Bank of Scotland logo added, and new signature (Cormac McCarthy, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE). Printer: DE LA RUE.

Courtesy of Barry Boswell and banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Ireland’s Ulster Bank to issue £5 note featuring George Best


Northern Ireland’s Ulster Bank today announced that it will release a limited edition £5 (US$8) note featuring legendary football (soccer) star George Best. The bank plans to issue one million commemorative notes in November to coincide with the first anniversary of the death of the celebrated Northern Irishman and Manchester United star at age 59 due to multiple organ failure following decades of alcohol abuse.
Application forms will be available from Ulster Bank branches in Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland or online from this web site starting November 13. The commemorative notes will then be available to purchase at any Ulster Bank branch in Northern Ireland starting November 27.

Courtesy of Frank van Tiel.