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.
GV PAN EXT BANK OF IRELAND
CY Sign "Bank of Ireland"
CY Sign "Decimalisation"
SV INT. Bank people loading box with the coins
SV Girl at counter counting new coins (3 shots)
SV Bag of new money placed in suitcase
SV Int. Vault new money loaded onto trolley.
CU Booklet explaining decimalisation
CU Girl looking
CU Booklet of new coins.
Initials DR. 16.53 DR. 17.29
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Background: 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.