the US dollar hit a six month high against the euro on Friday. Right now, one euro is worth about $1.47 dollars. Part of the reason for the dollar’s gain is that many European Union countries are struggling economically. Ireland is one of them, as their “celtic tiger” boom of recent years has slowed to a “meow”. But what’s bad news for some of the Irish is good news for us, because our money is worth a bit more there now.