How the Euro will replace pounds shillings and pence in Ireland.
An awareness campaign about the Euro is launched, a summary plan of the new currency will be sent to every household in Ireland. On 1st January 2002 the Euro will become legal tender and a few weeks later on 9th February Irish notes and coins will no longer be accepted as legal tender.
Denise Drennan and Sarah Hone dressed up as Euro coins as the Euro Changeover Board of Ireland launched an information campaign. 1.3 million leaflets will be sent out as every household in Ireland is to receive a summary plan for the new currency,
RTÉ News report broadcast 2 June 2000. The reporter is Colm O'Callaghan