Best Interest Rates on Savings Accounts in Ireland


We regularly monitor and compare the  Interest Rates on Savings Accounts in Ireland. We check the highest interest rates on instant access deposits as well as regular savings accounts and fixed-rate deposits.

The interest rates on Irish bank deposit accounts rose in 2023 and now in 2024 are probably at their peak and may begin to fall later in 2024 .


With an interest rate of 0.1% , on a deposit of €50,000 you would earn just €50 in interest in a year . After tax, this would be just €33.50.

Irish residents can get interest rates of up to 3.75% at some online banks in Europe . Why accept €50 interest on €50,000 when you could get up to €1875 interest at Trade Republic, Lightyear or Raisin ?


Click on the links below to see the best interest rates on offer in Ireland in June 2024

You could also earn higher interest with a regular savings account or a fixed-term deposit. But remember, with a fixed-term account you may not be able to access your money immediately (or even not until the end of the term) – and there could be a withdrawal fee.


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Trade Republic is a Berlin-based digital investment platform that pays interest on up to €50,000 you hold with them . At the moment (June 2024) the interest rate is 3.75%.

More about Trade Republic Here


Lightyear is another investment platform, not a bank , and they also pay interest on clients’ uninvested cash . The current rates are shown below. (Instant Access, no minimum deposit , no maximum).

Lightyear Savings
Lightyear Interest Rates
CurrencyInterest Rate
Euro3.00%
GBP4.5%
USD4.5%
Correct as of June 2024

More About Lightyear

(Capital at risk. The provider of investment services is Lightyear Europe AS. Lightyear Europe AS is authorised and regulated as an investment firm by the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority.)


If you are looking at alternative forms of investment – such as stocks and shares – you should take a look at these articles 

  Where to Buy Shares in Ireland  

 Buying Exchange Traded Funds in Ireland

How to Buy Cryptocurrency in Ireland

Note: DIRT (Deposit Interest Retention Tax) decreased from 35% to 33% in January 2020 – More details of DIRT here


Whilst we strive to maintain the rates and update them when changes occur – customers should double-check with the financial institutions for confirmation of current rates.

Links to financial provider sites are provided solely as a convenience to the user and do not constitute any endorsement of such sites.