According to the latest World Gold Council report on official reserves of gold, Ireland has 6 tonnes of gold in reserve, equivalent to 19.3% of all foreign reserves. That compares to 73.5% in Germany, 72.8% in Italy and 71.2% in France. The eurozone average, by the way, is 64.2%. Funnily enough, we're closer to the UK reserves ratio - they're at 16.2%.
And that's where it gets interesting: because apparently our reserves are 'stored' alongside their reserves. Or maybe not. According to Goldcore, the Central Bank of Ireland won't say where
Maybe we should send one of our public interest directors to have a snoop around the Bank of England on our behalf?