Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Kerry driver pays fine...in one cent coins...

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member NewGoldDream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Right here, right now
    Posts
    20,913
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Kerry driver pays fine...in one cent coins...

    ...that's about it really, a very tiny tale of one mans effort to, if not smash the system, tie it up for a few minutes anyway.

    http://www.joe.ie/news-politics/curr...them-0033747-1

  2. #2
    Politics.ie Member rockofcashel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    7,955
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    ...that's about it really, a very tiny tale of one mans effort to, if not smash the system, tie it up for a few minutes anyway.

    Home News | Kerry driver pays his tax fine in one cent coins - 6,000 of them
    And he should have left them 3 cent short, just to make them count it again.. though they probably used a machine
    1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member ruserious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    In the Bunker...Returning Fire!
    Posts
    29,313
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Not legal tender. Can be refused if more than 50 coins in one transaction.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member Mackers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    5,521
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    In the North you can only legally give 21p. But I know the feelings behind paying some fines.
    War doesn't work. Give peace a chance.

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member drummed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Belgrade Serbia
    Posts
    37,373
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Ya! Finally the revolution has kicked off...................

    Bloodly time waster, fine him again.
    Сохранить Украины

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member Morgellons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    5,084
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Not legal tender. Can be refused if more than 50 coins in one transaction.
    That's interesting. Where are the rules for such things?

    I collect all the brown coins in a jar for a rainy day. Let's say I go to get the bus, or buy a bottle of ale with lots of bronze coins, you're telling me they don't have to accept it?

    New avatar? What was the old one again, oh yeah a battleship.

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member ruserious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    In the Bunker...Returning Fire!
    Posts
    29,313
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
    That's interesting. Where are the rules for such things?

    I collect all the brown coins in a jar for a rainy day. Let's say I go to get the bus, or buy a bottle of ale with lots of bronze coins, you're telling me they don't have to accept it?

    New avatar? What was the old one again, oh yeah a battleship.
    The following is an extract from the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998:
    “10(1) No person, other than the Central Bank of Ireland and such persons as may be designated by the Minister by order, shall be obliged to accept more than 50 coins denominated in euro or in cent in any single transaction.”

    Time for change. Why no avatar?
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member drummed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Belgrade Serbia
    Posts
    37,373
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    The following is an extract from the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998:
    “10(1) No person, other than the Central Bank of Ireland and such persons as may be designated by the Minister by order, shall be obliged to accept more than 50 coins denominated in euro or in cent in any single transaction.”

    Time for change. Why no avatar?
    That's my giving tips days over so
    Сохранить Украины

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member Morgellons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    5,084
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    The following is an extract from the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998:
    “10(1) No person, other than the Central Bank of Ireland and such persons as may be designated by the Minister by order, shall be obliged to accept more than 50 coins denominated in euro or in cent in any single transaction.”

    Time for change. Why no avatar?
    Good information, but maybe the court clerk is one of those agents of the State obliged/permitted to take coinage.

    No avatar-I don't know, maybe it's something I'll look in to.

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member NewGoldDream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Right here, right now
    Posts
    20,913
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Not legal tender. Can be refused if more than 50 coins in one transaction.
    I think there is one staff member at the office where it was paid who NOW knows that rule!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •