"I hope you have a one euro coin..." Dublin Warnings Or Dangers Tip by MrPat

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  Dublin airport scenery
by MrPat

A few years ago quite a large sum of money was spent to make Dublin airport bigger and better. As part of this process someone had the bright idea of replacing the tired old luggage trolleys with some new ones. So far so good. In the spirit of the new capitalist philosophy (that has swept away many of the traditional values that tourists come hear to experience), they had the bright idea that to protect the trolleys from - well something - each user would need to deposit a one euro coin. Now this isn't a terrible idea in a supermarket but as someone who travels through Dublin airport two or three times a month I cannot count the number of times people arriving from countries with currencies other than the Euro are prevented from using the trolleys... If the purpose of the exercise was to stop anyone from outside the european monetary union using the trolleys then this has been a huge success. Conspiracythreorists might notice that our larger island neighbour has retained its own currency. An Irish airport authority demanding a euro may be part of a larger animosity going back 800 years....

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  • Updated Aug 18, 2004
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