Cheapest Broadband Deals in Ireland

Broadband Price Comparison
Updated  December 14th 2017

The availability of  faster home broadband in Ireland has increased in the past couple of years as Fibre broadband gradually moves across the country. Fibre broadband can give  speeds of up to 100Mbps – compared to the maximum 24Mbps on copper phone lines (DSL) .
We have looked at some of the many broadband packages available to help you find the Cheapest Broadband Deals in Ireland.

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These are the current six cheapest broadband and phone bundles with unlimited broadband data and unlimited anytime phone calls to landlines .  (All speeds are at least  “upto” 100Mbs  –  actual speed will depend on your phone line in most cases). (These deals are usually only available for new customers .)

Prices Checked Dec 11th 2017

1 Eir – currently have the the lowest priced fibre broadband deal  – working out at €400  in year one ( includes  €50 cashback) .  With unlimited downloads (Fair usage cap of 1000Gb ) and free anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles . Priced at €76 a month reduced to €40 for the first 12 months with a further €5 a month discount for 6 months if you join online.   This Eir broadband and phone bundle also includes free calls to UK landlines and mobiles as well as Eir Sport. It is a 12 month contract – (so you can switch again without penalty if you want to when the price rises to €76 a month)  You can see more details of  this bundle and compare it to others from Eir HERE

2.Pure Telecom  have the second lowest priced fibre and phone bundle costing €504 in year one.  The monthly charge is €50 , reduced to €34 for the first 6 months. They use the Eircom fibre network – so the availability and connection quality etc. should be the same as Eir . Anytime landline calls included. Speeds of up to 100Mbs depending on line and location.

3. Vodafone  broadband has  speeds of upto 100Mb  and unlimited downloads ( 1 Tb fair usage cap) and free calls to Irish  landlines. Vodafone’s bundle costs €50 a month (reduced to €40 for first 6 months) . This works out at a total of €540 in year one. (For an extra €60 over the 12 months you can add on free calls to Irish mobiles .) More details can be found on this Vodafone bundle at Switcher.ie

4. Digiweb – have a fibre broadband bundle with speeds upto 100Mbs and  “unlimited” anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles as well as UK landlines and mobiles. It costs €49.95 per month which works out as €599.40 in year one.  (There is a limit on calls – but it’s pretty big – 6,000 to Irish/UK landline numbers and 1,500 minutes to any Irish/UK mobiles per month. Anything over that will be charged for.) More Here

5. Virgin Media  (only available in larger cities and towns )  have a broadband and phone bundle with upto 3640Mb speeds and anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles for €64 a month (reduced to €49 for first 6 months) . This would cost €678 in the first year. (12 month contract).   Full Details and option to Sign Up Here

6.  Sky  have a broadband and phone bundle (TV subscription not required)  – with speeds of upto 100mb and anytime calls to Irish landlines and several international destinations. It costs €62.50 a month  with the first 12 months at €52.50 (works out at €680 in year one including equipment charges).


Broadband Price Comparison Summary (All listed bundles include free anytime calls to landlines)

Broadband
Provider

Total
Cost in 1st Year
Normal Monthly Charge Max
Speed
Monthly
Data  Limit
Eir **
€400 €76 100Mb Unlimited
Pure Telecom €504 €50 100Mb Unlimited
Vodafone
€540 €50 100Mb Unlimited
Digiweb ++
€599.40 €49.95 100Mb Unlimited
Virgin Media
€678 €64 240Mb Unlimited
Sky *
€680 €62.50 100Mb Unlimited

You can check current broadband prices and availailability in your area on the very useful Switcher.ie site

Eir** bundle includes free calls to UK landlines and mobiles.

* Sky  package also  includes free anytime calls to landlines in these countries Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA (also includes calls to mobiles in Canada and USA) . This would be a big attraction for people with friends and family living overseas.

++ Digiweb bundle includes 6000 minutes per month of calls to Irish and UK landlines PLus 1500 minutes of calls to UK/Irish mobiles.

If you are not bothered about having a landline – take a look at our page on the Best Prices for Broadband Only Deals

Most Popular Broadband Provider

According to ComReg  – in the middle of 2016  Eir were still the biggest broadband provider in Ireland – with 33.7% of total fixed broadband subscriptions, Virgin Media (formerly UPC)  had 27.4% of subscriptions. Vodafone had 17.7% and Sky Ireland had 11.1% of the market share. All other providers  accounted for the remaining 10.1% share of fixed broadband subscriptions.

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