Allied Irish Bank, in New York, was selling the punt, on Monday, March. 6, at $1.2884. AIB was buying the Irish currency at $1.1577 for £1. The bank’s exchange rate, which is subject to change, may be obtained by calling 1 (800) AIB-1234. Otherwise, it may be obtained by calling (212) 339-8000 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.