• New €20 notes now circulating in Ireland

    25 November 2015: The new €20 banknote has started circulating across Ireland and the euro area. The note is the third in the ‘Europa series’ of banknotes. It is the same size and is similar in appearance to the existing note, but has a number of new security features, which can be easily checked using the ‘Feel, Look and Tilt’ method.

  • Non-life insurance industry claims costs growing, according to Central Bank inspection

    24 November 2015: The Central Bank publishes Bodily Injury Report, which assessed claims and reserving data in non-life insurance companies.

  • Central Bank publishes strategy for 2016-18

    23 November 2015: The Central Bank has published its Strategic Plan for the three year period 2016 to 2018. The mission statement “Safeguarding Stability, Protecting Consumers” is central to the plan, which outlines how the Central Bank will deliver on its mandate in the coming three years.

  • Central Bank inspection finds 75% of CFD clients lost money

    23 November 2015: Consumers have been advised by the Central Bank that they need to be fully aware of the high-risk and complex nature of Contracts for Difference before making investment decisions. This follows a themed inspection of this area by the Central Bank.

  • Address by Governor Honohan to the London School of Economics

    17 November 2015: Governor Honohan speaking at the London School of Economics on 'Debt and Austerity: post-crisis lessons from Ireland'.


ECB Interest Rates

  • Marginal lending facility: 0.30%
  • Main refinancing operations, fixed rate tender: 0.05%
  • Deposit facility: -0.20%
  • Rates effective from: 10/09/2014

Euro Exchange Rates

  • ECB Reference Rates at 26/11/2015
  • US Dollar: $ 1.0612
  • UK Pound: £ 0.70280
  • Japanese Yen: ¥ 130.06
  • The Central Bank of Ireland does not buy or sell foreign currency from or to the public