Sunday 28 May 2017

Refusing US currency won't attract tourists

I have just returned to the USA, having spent a six-week vacation in Ireland. It was a wonderful experience except for the difficulty of having $100 notes exchanged for euro.

On two occasions I was refused by two separate Irish banks and the only way it could be done was to go through the account of a relative with an account in that branch.

As a visitor to your country, I was expecting that my foreign currency would be welcome and felt offended that it was not.

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