The main broadband providers offering broadband deals in Ireland are
  • Digiweb,
  • eir,
  • Europasat,
  • Fastcom,
  • Imagine,
  • Magnet Networks,
  • Pure Telecom,
  • Sky,
  • Virgin Media, and
  • Vodafone

Who is the cheapest broadband provider?

The cheapest broadband deal you can get will depend on which providers operate in your area. There are satellite broadband deals available from €19.95 per month for the first 3 months - and you can generally get a satellite service at any address. However, if opt to go for faster fibre broadband, introductory prices start at €35 per month.

Which provider has the fastest speeds?

Some providers - such as Pure Telecom - now offer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps in some areas - known as 'lightning speed'. Generally, fibre providers like Digiweb, eir, Sky and Vodafone have speeds of up to 100Mbps, while Virgin Media's network offers speeds of up to 360Mbps. The actual speed you get will depend on where you live, your distance from the exchange, and whether you are using a wireless or wired connection.

Finding the right broadband deal for you

Ireland has a bustling broadband market, so at Switcher.ie we’ve made it our business to find out as much as we can about each provider and pass this information onto our visitors.

We know how difficult it can be to find the right provider. At Switcher Broadband, we try to help you to choose the right broadband provider for your needs by giving you information on each provider and listing their packages in an easy-to-understand, concise way.

To get started, we’ve created a short summary of Ireland’s biggest broadband providers, to give you an indication of which company might be right for you. However, if you’re looking for more specific information about broadband packages, we’d encourage you to use our broadband deal checker: this will let you compare the full spectrum of broadband deals from all the providers available in your area.

If you’ve already got a broadband provider in mind which you’d like to find more information about, you can use the links above to quickly navigate to each of our individual dedicated broadband provider pages. Here you can quickly compare the best deals each provider has to offer.

To help you with your broadband package selection, we’ve broken down the most popular and relevant deals offered by each provider. Although these are general outlines, they can still be useful for ensuring that the company is worth pursuing for your broadband needs.

Remember that not all types of broadband will be available in all areas. Although you may be interested in ADSL or cable broadband, it might be the case that these aren’t available within your specific area. In this case, satellite broadband may be a better option, as this enables some of broadband’s key benefits to reach customers outside of location areas not served by other types of broadband.

Compare broadband providers:

  • Virgin Media: Offering superfast fibre optic broadband in Ireland, Virgin Media helps customers stay connected with top speeds up to 360Mb available. It also offers TV, home phone and mobile bundles.

  • Sky: One of the world's largest cable TV companies, Sky has become a trusted broadband supplier in Ireland. It has plenty of quality TV / internet bundles to choose from.

  • Imagine: Combining its phone and internet packages into a convenient bundle, Imagine offers LTE phone and broadband for as little as €59.99 a month. Connecting Rural Ireland to Fibre.

  • Vodafone: Starting at only €40.00, Vodafone's fibre broadband packages come with a range of benefits. This includes discounts for existing Vodafone users and free PC protection for the first three months.

  • Digiweb: Offering free installation and broadband speeds of up to 100Mb, Irish provider Digiweb has made a name for itself as a fast and reliable broadband provider.

  • Magnet: Ireland’s only no contract broadband provider, Magnet are a great choice if you're looking for a fast broadband provider that won't tie you down. It offers fibre broadband speeds up to 100Mb with unlimited download capacity.

  • eir: Offering a range of ultrafast unlimited broadband packages, eir can give you up to 1000Mb broadband with its range of broadband, home phone and digital TV packages including unlimited anytime call options.

  • Pure Telecom: Pure Telecom's unlimited fibre broadband comes with up to 100Mb broadband download speeds, with a connection that's always on. Purely Broadband is perfect for users who don’t want the cost of a landline.

  • Europasat: A range of packages are available with this satellite broadband provider, with download limits starting at 2GB, but moving to unlimited with its high-end options. Fast reliable satellite broadband up to 22Mb is on offer with Europasat.

  • Fastcom: Reliable and affordable broadband is Fastcom's specialty. Choose from a range of fibre or non-fibre deals with broadband up to 100Mb download and 20Mb upload speeds.

We look forward to helping you find the service best for you – whether you’re a first-time broadband buyer or you’re looking to change your current provider.