Helplines available for euro teething problems


The Euro and You

If you encounter difficulties with the introduction of euro notes and coins, The Irish Times wants to know about it. Our daily Euro Watch column will chart readers' experiences with the transition process. We may not be able to solve your problems but we do want to hear about them. Telephone the finance department on 01-6792022 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. tomorrow or e-mail:

Assorted official helplines will also be open on New Year's Day.

For consumers: Euro Changeover Board of Ireland - Tel: 1890-201050 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Website:; Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs - Tel: 01-4025500 (10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 p.m. - 5.30p.m.), Web:

For business: Forfβs - Tel: 1890 20 83 08 (9am-5.30pm) Web: