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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -4°C

# Punt

All time
# Premier League
Blues to claim local bragging rights: 4 tips for tonight's Premier League action
Johnny Ward shares his selections, plus the latest odds from William Hill.
# old money
Someone spent this £1000 wad of old punts in Clones last week
He just casually found a stack of £20 notes in his gaff. No biggy.
# inside the room
Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book
Here’s some of what the former Tánaiste has revealed.
# holy donation
Bags of €16,000 in punts found behind statue in Cork church
Two members of the parish staff found the donation when cleaning.
# irish pound
Check behind the couch, there's still €231.3m worth of Punt hanging around
The Central Bank exchanged €1,600,000 worth of Irish pound in Euro between January 1 and December 17 this year.
# Punt
Here's how one Irish punter turned 20 quid into almost half a million euros this weekend
I want to go there.
# pound to spend
Here's what Irish people would buy with a one pound note
A portrait of a nation.
# Premier League
Premier League preview: how to fill out your football accumulator this weekend
We don’t guarantee success; we don’t even guarantee that you’ll have fun. Here’s what’s coming up on opening weekend.
# Tramore Bay
Three fishermen dead after boat capsizes off Co Waterford
The three men were aboard a fishing punt which is thought to have overturned in Tramore Bay.
# Punt
Andros Townsend charged over alleged breach of betting rules
The Spurs midfielder has been forced to pull out of the U-21 European Championships too.
# old money
Dozens of businesses trade in Irish punt in Monaghan town
Though the old punt is no longer legal tender in Ireland there is nothing wrong with what shopkeepers, publicans and business owners are doing in Clones.
# Empty the Couches
There's IR£285m in Irish punts still just lying around
The Central Bank says there are €362.5 million of Irish punts still to be exchanged – that’s £62.32 for everyone in Ireland.
# taking a punt
Central Bank still exchanging €10k worth of punts every day
The Minister for Justice has said that there’s nothing suspicious about people exchanging their punts for euro more than ten years after the changeover.
# You Bet!
Rory's father Gerry will hit £50,000 jackpot from bookies if his son wins the Open
Another Holywood gambler cashed in on a similar 500-to-1 bet on Rory to win any major by age 25 this weekend. Drinks are on him.