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Last year
Bank of England will change rates ‘as much as needed’ to control inflation
The pound crashed on Friday and Monday after the British Chancellor’s mini-budget.
All time
Why has the pound slumped and what has Boris Johnson got to do with it?
Talk of a no-deal Brexit has ramped up since Boris Johnson took over as prime minister.
Pound falls sharply after string of British MPs resign amid Brexit chaos
The UK currency was pummelled as a number of ministers quit earlier today.
Ryanair cuts expected profit growth as value of pound drops further
The airline had campaigned for the UK to remain in the European Union.
Pound sterling drops to 3 year low as March deadline set on Brexit
Theresa May announced that Britain will trigger Brexit negotiations by the end of March
The pound is taking a battering as Brexit fears set in
“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water”.
Dog owners surrendering pets to pounds to avoid paying for holiday kennels
The number of unwanted animals put down last year fell 10% but animal charities say problems remain.
Billions wiped from British economy as pound takes a beating
Predictions in London suggest that today could be the fifth-biggest drop in UK stock market history.
Brexit speculation is sending the pound's value up and down
The exchange rate is all over the place.
This workout class based on drumming could be the new fitness craze in your gym
Pound is the new thing now, Roy.
How the world's currencies got their names
The Euro is pretty obvious, but other currency names have more interesting origins.
14,559 dogs came into Irish pounds last year, here's what happened the ones in your county
2,896 dogs were put to sleep – a drop of 620 from 2013.
The British Pound loves David Cameron
The UK currency jumped as it became clear the Conservatives were on the march to victory. Not such good news for Irish consumers though.
Group raises €2k in one day to save seven ponies from being put down
The animals had been put into a pound after being released from a field in Dungarvan.
These nine dogs have less than 48 hours to live if they can't be re-homed
The unwanted dogs at Monaghan Pound are just one example of the problem across the country, which became particularly worrying around Christmas time.
Column: Running a dog rescue centre doesn’t involve frolicking with puppies all day
Running a charity dog rescue centre is physically very demanding, and can cost as much as €150,000 per year – but it has helped reduce the number of dogs being put to sleep by pounds by over 75 per cent in some areas, writes Marina Fiddler.
Rescue charity concerned about change of dog pound
A Dog’s Life has said it will not be able to provide the same service to the new pound, and fears more dogs will be put down.
Inflation rises to 2.6 per cent in Britain
Unexpected inflation increase could impact on market expectations of further stimulus from Bank of England.
Pound denies plan to put animals to rest
Six dogs at Cavan’s county pound are to be handed over to SPCA, so that a staff member can take holidays. Efforts to permanently re-home all the dogs are being made.