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S.I. No. 313/2001 - Irish Pound Notes and Coins (Cessation of Legal Tender Status) Order, 2001

I, Charlie McCreevy, Minister for Finance, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 9 (1) of the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998 (No. 38 of 1998), hereby order as follows:

1.   This Order may be cited as the Irish Pound Notes and Coins (Cessation of Legal Tender Status) Order, 2001.

2.   The 9th day of February 2002, is hereby specified as the earlier operative date for the purposes of Chapter III of the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998 (No. 38 of 1998).

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

this 11th day of July 2001.

Charlie McCreevy

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Minister for Finance

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).

This Order provides for the appointment of 9 February 2002 as the “earlier operative date” for the purposes of Chapter III of the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998 .

The Order was approved in draft by resolution of each House of the Oireachtas.