Comments from Germany that they’ll look after the Emerald Isle as well as a 3.7% rally through important resistance in the S&P are lifting EUR/USD toward a sizable offer at 1.2850. Stops are eyed in the 1.2855/60 region but offers are layer up to 1.2900, dealers report.

EUR/JPY is near 126.10 resistance; stop-loss buy orders are spotted above that level.