Sky Vs Virgin Media in Ireland

If you are looking for the cheapest TV, Broadband and Home Phone package there are usually special offers or discounts available from both Sky and Virgin Media.

How do Sky and Virgin Media Broadband and TV bundles compare on price – and what do you get for your money?

These two companies are the biggest digital TV subscription providers in Ireland. We have compared Sky with Virgin Media and picked their best deals available.

Virgin Media provides its TV, broadband and phone services via its own cable network. It is currently only available in Dublin, Cork City, Galway City, Limerick City and many areas of County Dublin. (You can check if Virgin is available where you live here )

Sky now has its TV services available on fibre and through satellite dishes .

We made a comparison of the best deals on offer in June 2024 from Sky Ireland and Virgin Media Ireland.  

Cheapest TV and Broadband Bundles

Virgin Media

We found a package on Virgin Media – the “500Mb Broadband + Loaded TV” . It comes with

  • Average broadband speed of 490Mb,
  • Unlimited data
  • 103 TV channels

The price is €104 per month with the first 12 months at  €50 a month. Total cost in the first year: €600 including set up fees..

There is also the added bonus of a €100 One4All voucher.

You can check the details on Switcher

Sky Ireland Bundle

We found a bundle from Sky that includes “Ultimate”” TV and fibre broadband with speeds up to 500Mb .
It comes with unlimited data and 103 TV channels.  The total cost of this in year one would be €600 (€50 a month for 12 months then €101 per month )

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See more Bundles and offers on the Sky Ireland Switcher Page

What are the differences between the Virgin Media and Sky bundles?

Broadband : Sky Vs Virgin Media

Sky Ireland uses the national fibre network for broadband, just like Eir and Vodafone.
Virgin uses its own cable network.
Virgin used to have faster speeds, but Sky can match them in most locations now with the spread of fibre broadband .

Sky Vs Virgin Media

The difference in TV channels at Sky Vs Virgin Media looks significant. (150 on Sky vs 103 on Virgin). Some of these could be +1 channels or HD versions.   If there are specific channels you are interested in – you will need to check the provider’s details.

These prices were correct in June 2024

Do your own comparison at Switcher. Don’t pay more than you have to – switch now!”

You should also check out our Comparison of Broadband and Phone bundles where there are also some good offers.

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