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The Central Bank Of Ireland, Dublin

The Central Bank of Ireland ("Banc Ceannais na h√Čireann" in Irish) is the financial services regulator of Ireland and historically the central bank. The bank was the issuer of Irish pound banknotes and coinage until the introduction of the euro, and now provides this service for the European Central Bank.

The bank was founded in 1943 and since January 1, 1972 has been the banker of the Irish Government in accordance with the Central Bank Act, 1971, which can be seen in legislative terms as completing the long transition from a currency board to a fully functional central bank.

The bank's head office is located on Dame Street, Dublin, where the public may exchange non-current Irish coinage and currency ( including pre-decimalization) for euro. This building attracted a lot of criticism, when built in 1980, both for its height and roofline and for its brutalist appearance.

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Telephone: 00 353 (0) 1 224 6000

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Dame Street,
Dublin 2,

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