An important argument for the adoption of the euro was the expectation that it would boost trade. This paper analysed the effects of the euro on Irish exports over the period 1993-2004. The results indicate that the impact of the euro on Irish exports to euro area countries relative to the rest of the Irish trading partners was significant and positive from 2000 onwards. This effect has increased over time. Furthermore, it apperas that the impact of the single currency on Irish exports has varied across industries.