Cheap broadband in Ireland

Compare the cheapest broadband deals & packages. Find cheap internet & WiFi from Ireland’s top providers including eir, Pure Telecom, Sky, Virgin Media, Vodafone & more.

9 results.

Deals are sorted by first-year cost (low to high). Switcher may feature a deal and display it in a higher position based on the deal’s overall strength, popularity, and any extras or incentives it offers.

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eir Gigabit Broadband, Talk
500Mb
Speed (up to)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€369.88
First-year cost
€34.99
per month
for 12 months, then €75.99p/m
You save €542
Annual price increase applies
5 Days Left
Get €50 Bill Crediti
Available to new eir customers only. Eligibility is subject to all elements of the broadband bundle being active for at least 14 days and the broadband installation fully completed by 27th of August 2024. Eligible Customers will receive their bill credit (excluding any additional add-ons or additional services) on their bill once the full bundle is active and outside the standard 14 day cooling off period.
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Vodafone 500Mb Full Fibre Broadband
500Mb
Speed (up to)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€420
First-year cost
€30
per month
for 6 months, then €40p/m
You save €60
Annual price increase applies
Long term savingsi
Vodafone broadband customers will no longer see a significant increase in their monthly price - (often called a “thereafter price’) - once their minimum contract term ends. This means customers can enjoy savings and value in the long, and short term.
Vodafone mobile customers save €20 p/mi
Customers who have one Fixed Broadband subscription and 2 Bill Pay subscriptions will receive a €20 discount per month on their account. T&C's apply.
Premium Speed 500
500Mb
Speed (up to)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€420
First-year cost
€35
per month
for 12 months, then €55p/m
You save €240
Sky Broadband Ultrafast Plus
500Mb
Speed (up to)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€420
First-year cost
€35
per month
for 12 months, then €60p/m
You save €300
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eir Gigabit Broadband, Talk - 24 Month Discount
500Mb
Speed (up to)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
24 month
Contract
€429.88
First-year cost
€39.99
per month
for 24 months, then €75.99p/m
You save €914
Annual price increase applies
5 Days Left
Get €50 Bill Crediti
Available to new eir customers only. Eligibility is subject to all elements of the broadband bundle being active for at least 14 days and the broadband installation fully completed by 27th of August 2024. Eligible Customers will receive their bill credit (excluding any additional add-ons or additional services) on their bill once the full bundle is active and outside the standard 14 day cooling off period.
2 Year Discount - Big Savings
Virgin Media 500Mb Broadband
500Mb
Speed (up to)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€450
First-year cost
€35
per month
for 12 months, then €70p/m
You save €420
Virgin Media 500Mb Broadband - 24 Month Discount
500Mb
Speed (up to)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
24 month
Contract
€510
First-year cost
€40
per month
for 24 months, then €70p/m
You save €720
2 Year Discount - Great Savings for Longer
Lightning 500 Saver with Talk Unlimited
500Mb
Speed (up to)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€534.35
First-year cost
€34.95
per month
for 6 months, then €49.95p/m for 6 months, then €54.95p/m
You save €150
Rural WiFi Fibre 500
500Mb
Speed (up to)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
24 month
Contract
€634
First-year cost
€37
per month
for 6 months, then €57p/m
You save €120
* The “Speed (average)” displayed represents the speed available to at least 50% of customers. The “Speed (absolute)” displayed represents the speed available to customers for the advertised plan. Where a provider has not given an “average speed or absolute” speed, the maximum possible speed for the advertised plan is displayed as “up to”. Broadband product availability is subject to location.

How to find the best cheap broadband deal

A cheap broadband plan can save money and reduce your monthly bills.

However, the cheapest broadband package may not always be the right one for you. If you’re looking for cheap internet in Ireland, shop around and compare plans to get the best value.

Here are some things to consider when picking the best broadband for your needs:

  1. Cost: Before you opt for the cheapest broadband deal, check the plan has all the features you need.
  2. Discount period: The advertised monthly cost may only apply to the discount period. Check whether the price is fixed for 6, 12 or 24 months and what you’ll be paying once the discount ends.
  3. Speed: Broadband speed is important if you game online or stream movies and TV. But you may need fewer gigabytes (GBs) than you think, so don’t always choose the deal with the fastest speeds.
  4. Availability near you: Some broadband deals aren’t available everywhere. Use a broadband availability checker to see what deals are available in your area.
  5. Usage: Most broadband providers offer plans with unlimited broadband, but be sure to check for any fair usage limits.
  6. Customer service: If you need regular support with your broadband or live in an area where issues are common, quality customer service is important. Check customer reviews to get an idea of a provider’s customer service record.
  7. Contract length: Most broadband contracts run for 12 months, but check you’re not tying yourself into a longer deal than expected with expensive termination fees.
  8. Set up & equipment: When you switch broadband or move house, you usually need new equipment. Sometimes this is free or subsidised, however some providers may charge for new equipment or installation - so check for any upfront costs
  9. Activation fee: Some providers will charge a once-off fee to activate your broadband connection to their system. This can increase the total cost of your plan.
  10. Perks or rewards: Some broadband plans come with incentives like cashback, freebies or add-ons, but don’t be tempted if you don’t need them. It’s more important to consider, price, speed and availability.

Is cheap broadband any good?

If you need basic, reliable, unlimited broadband, then a cheap broadband plan is ideal.

Bear in mind there could be a price hike once the introductory period ends, so be prepared to haggle the price down or switch broadband again.

Here’s the pros and cons of choosing a cheap broadband deal.

  • Saves money
  • Available in most areas
  • Ideal for most users
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Price may rise at end of the discount
  • Maybe too slow for gaming or streaming
  • May have data limits
  • Contracts may be longer

Which type of broadband is the cheapest?

There are four main broadband connection types available in Ireland.

Some broadband connections are more expensive than others, and access to fibre broadband depends on where you live.

  • ADSL Broadband: This is often the cheapest broadband and uses your existing home phone line to provide an internet connection of up to 24Mb.
  • Satellite broadband: This requires satellite dish installation. It can provide an internet connection to any home, even very remote properties but can require equipment and set up costs upfront.
  • Mobile Broadband: This uses the same technology as your mobile phone, so many networks offer mobile broadband via mobile dongles and 4G/5G SIMs. It can work out expensive but it’s good for internet on the go.
  • Fibre Broadband: This is the fastest type of broadband. It’s slightly more expensive, but becoming more affordable. Superfast fibre broadband may not available for some areas, but it’s worth checking things like the SIRO rollout, as new regions are being connected all the time.

Read our complete guide to broadband for more information on broadband connections in Ireland.

What broadband speed do you need?

The cheapest broadband deals in Ireland usually have lower internet speeds, while superfast broadband can be more slightly more expensive.

When choosing a broadband package, you should weigh up the cost and speed:

  • Cheaper broadband: 100Mbps is a good internet speed for the average user. If you’re happy with your current broadband connection, check your speed using our broadband speed test, then look for cheaper broadband plans with the same speed.
  • Fibre broadband: If you’re gaming, streaming movies or sharing the internet with a large household, you may need a faster broadband plan. Compare broadband online to find deals with faster speeds at a similar price to what you’re already paying.

Remember that speeds advertised are just the maximum possible speeds, and aren’t guaranteed. The actual speeds may be slower, so make sure you’re not overpaying for a connection that doesn’t suit your needs.

Is it worth getting superfast, fibre broadband?

Many Irish broadband providers offer part fibre and full fibre broadband packages.

Pricier, full fibre deals advertise fastest speeds of up to 2,000Mbps or 2GB - but access depends on what’s available in your area. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with full fibre broadband, consider if the price is worth the speed before splashing out.

If you’d like help deciding on an optimal broadband speed, check out our guide, What broadband speed do you need?

Which broadband provider is cheapest in Ireland?

Broadband providers are always competing with each other to offer the cheapest broadband deal.

It’s a good idea to shop around when you need a new internet provider. Our broadband checker finds the best value deals near you for the first 12 months from Ireland’s top broadband providers. You can compare:

  • the discount price
  • the price thereafter
  • the total year 1 cost
  • extra offers

What is the cheapest broadband deal?

The cheapest broadband deals are normally, but not always, broadband-only offers.

You can see from the table that broadband prices are all quite similar, so it may ultimately depend on what’s available near you or whether you bundle your broadband with other products.

Compare broadband only plans

What is the average cost of broadband in Ireland?

The cost of broadband varies by broadband provider.

It depends on things like speed, connection type and any introductory discounts. You can compare the cheapest broadband deals in Ireland using our broadband availability checker.

Is it cheaper to bundle your broadband, phone & TV services?

Bundling your broadband and TV usually means you’ll save money.

Providers like eir, Sky and Vodafone often give discounts or incentives to customers who sign up for multiple products or bundle their broadband bill and services together.

Bundling also makes it easier to manage your broadband bills because you only have a single tariff to pay. On balance, if you watch a lot of movies, TV, or sport, bundling might be the best option for you.

Which providers offer good value broadband & TV deals?

There are four providers which offer a selection of home broadband & TV deals in Ireland.

Use our broadband checker and tick the filter to ‘Include a TV package’ to see what broadband & TV packages are available where you live.

Can you get low cost broadband without a landline?

Yes, you can get home broadband in Ireland without a landline.

Part fibre or FTTC still depends on a copper home phone line to connect, but you don’t have to pay extra for a call plan if you don’t want to.

Take a look at our guide to wireless broadband choices to find out about your options for home broadband and which one may work out the cheapest.

Find cheap broadband in your area

The best way to find cheap broadband in your area is to use our broadband checker.

You can use our filters to find the best broadband deal in Ireland by comparing the price, speed, and contract length of broadband plans near you.

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