21. Called up share capital

  2009 2008
€'000 €'000
Ordinary shares of €1.26 each
Authorised: 1,260,000 1,260,000
Issued and fully paid 795,060 795,060

During the year ended 31 December 2001, in accordance with the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998, the share capital was redenominated into euro and the nominal value was renominalised to €1.26. Consequently the issued and fully paid share capital was reduced by €6,145,000 and that amount was transferred to the capital conversion reserve fund.