Ireland - Credit Rating

Standard & Poor's credit rating for Ireland stands at A+ with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Ireland was last set at A2 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Ireland was last reported at A+ with stable outlook. DBRS's credit rating for Ireland is A (high) with stable outlook. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Ireland as reported by major credit rating agencies.



AgencyRatingOutlookDate
FitchA+ Stable Dec 15 2017
Moody'sA2 Stable Sep 15 2017
Moody'sA3 Positive May 14 2016
TE70 Stable Apr 16 2016
DBRSA (high) Stable Mar 11 2016
FitchA Stable Feb 05 2016
Moody'sBaa1 Positive Sep 11 2015
DBRSA Positive Sep 11 2015
FitchA- Positive Aug 07 2015
S&PA+ Stable Jun 05 2015
DBRSA Stable Mar 13 2015
S&PA Stable Dec 05 2014
DBRSA (low) Positive Sep 26 2014
FitchA- Stable Aug 15 2014
FitchA- Stable Aug 15 2014
S&PA- Positive Jun 06 2014
Moody'sBaa1 Stable May 16 2014
DBRSA (low) Stable Mar 28 2014
Moody'sBaa3 Positive Jan 17 2014
Moody'sBa1 Stable Sep 20 2013
S&PBBB+ Positive Jul 12 2013
Moody'sBa1 Negative Mar 27 2013
S&PBBB+ Stable Feb 11 2013
FitchBBB+ Stable Nov 14 2012
DBRSA (low) Under Review May 22 2012
S&PBBB+ Negative Jan 13 2012
FitchBBB+ Negative Watch Dec 16 2011
S&PBBB+ Negative Watch Dec 05 2011
DBRSA (low) Negative Aug 17 2011
Moody'sBa1 Negative Jul 12 2011
Moody'sBaa3 Negative Apr 15 2011
FitchBBB+ Negative Apr 14 2011
FitchBBB+ Negative Watch Apr 01 2011
DBRSA Negative Apr 01 2011
S&PBBB+ Stable Apr 01 2011
S&PA- Negative Watch Feb 02 2011
Moody'sBaa1 Negative Dec 17 2010
DBRSAA Negative Dec 15 2010
DBRSA (high) Negative Dec 15 2010
FitchBBB+ Stable Dec 09 2010
S&PA Negative Watch Nov 23 2010
FitchA+ Negative Oct 06 2010
Moody'sAa2 Negative Watch Oct 05 2010
DBRSAA Under Review Oct 05 2010
S&PAA- Negative Aug 24 2010
DBRSAA Stable Jul 21 2010
Moody'sAa2 Stable Jul 19 2010
FitchAA Stable Nov 04 2009
Moody'sAa1 Negative Jul 02 2009
S&PAA Negative Jun 08 2009
Moody'sAaa Negative Watch Apr 17 2009
FitchAA+ Negative Apr 08 2009
S&PAA+ Negative Mar 30 2009
FitchAAA Negative Watch Mar 06 2009
Moody'sAaa Negative Jan 30 2009
S&PAAA Negative Jan 09 2009
S&PAAA Stable Oct 03 2001
S&PAA+ Positive Oct 03 2000
FitchAAA Stable Sep 21 2000
FitchAAA N/A Dec 16 1998
S&PAA+ Stable May 06 1998
Moody'sAaa Stable May 04 1998
Moody'sAa1 Positive Watch Mar 18 1998
Moody'sAa1 Stable Feb 13 1997
Moody'sAa2 Positive Watch Jan 24 1997
S&PAA Stable May 03 1995
FitchAA+ N/A Oct 10 1994
Moody'sAa2 Stable Aug 31 1994
Moody'sAa3 Positive Watch Jun 24 1994
S&PAA- Positive May 10 1994
S&PAA- Stable Oct 12 1989
S&PA+ Stable Jun 26 1989
S&PA+ N/A Oct 01 1988
Moody'sAa3 Stable Jul 15 1987


 S&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 35
BBB BBB 65
B- B2 B 41
B+ B2 B B 15
B1 B+ 43
BBB+ BBB- 63
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 97
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 55
BB+ Baa3 65
B+ B1 BB+ 60
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
CCC+ Caa3 53
B Caa1 B 25
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 88
B- B3 25
N/A N/A 30
A+ A2 N/A 91
BB Ba3 BB- 38
B B3 28
A- A2 73
BB- Ba2 BB BB 34
BBB- Baa2 BBB 53
B 30
N/A B2 30
B B2 B 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B B 35
Aa3 85
A+ Aa3 A N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB BBB 52
CCC+ B3 25
BB- Ba2 BB 50
BB Ba2 BB+ 45
Caa2 20
BB+ Ba3 BB BB (low) 36
AA- A1 A+ 81
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
B- B3 B 29
B- B3 B 28
CCC+ Caa1 B- 41
AA- A1 A+ AA (low) 81
B B1 B 31
AA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 33
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AAA 90
N/A B3 B 40
BB- Ba2 BB- 38
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 31
B Caa2 B CCC (high) 10
SD
BB- Ba1 BB 49
BB- B1 33
AA+ Aa2 AA+ 95
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 47
A A3 A 55
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 48
BBB- Baa3 BBB 46
B- Caa1 B- 25
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 70
N/A Aa2 98
A+ A1 A+ 76
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB (high) 60
Ba3 B+ 38
B B3 B 24
A+ A1 A A 78
B+ B1 45
BBB- Baa3 BBB 61
B+ B2 B+ 20
AA Aa2 AA 90
NR B2 30
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
B- B3 B- 31
B+ 40
AAA 100
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA 88
BB- BB+ 48
A- A3 A- 66
B2 B+
A- A3 A+ A 74
Baa1 65
BBB+ A3 BBB+ BBB (high) 60
B3 25
B- B3 B- 36
B+ B1 40
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 54
SD Caa3 RD 30
Ba1 BB+ 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 90
B+ B2 B+ 33
B B2 B+ 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
BB Baa2 BBB- 78
B B3 B 19
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B+ B2 35
BB Ba1 BB 41
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 60
BBB Baa2 BBB 53
BBB+ A2 A- A 67
BBB- Ba1 BBB BBB (low) 44
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 87
CCC+ B3 CC 30
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 52
BB+ Ba1 BBB- 43
B B2 B+ 30
BBB- 65
A- A1 A+ 86
B+ Ba3 35
BB Ba3 BB 36
BB- 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 80
A+ Baa1 A- A 61
B3 25
BB Baa3 BB+ 49
AA Aa2 AA- 84
BBB+ Baa2 A- A (low) 62
B+ B1 B+ 38
B3 25
B B1 B- 39
B2
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 82
B- B3
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 63
BBB+ Ba1 68
N/A B1 B+ 44
BB Ba1 BB+ BB (high) 44
B B2 B+ 33
B- Caa2 B- 15
AA Aa2 AA 90
AA Aa2 AA AAA 95
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 97
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 56
SD Caa3 RD 5
BB- B1 BB- 29
B B3 B 34


Ratings

TE S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
100 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
95 AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) High grade
90 AA Aa2 AA AA
85 AA- Aa3 AA- AA (low)
80 A+ A1 A+ A (high) Upper medium grade
75 A A2 A A
70 A- A3 A- A (low)
65 BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB (high) Lower medium grade
60 BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
55 BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB (low)
50 BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB (high) Non-investment grade
speculative
45 BB Ba2 BB BB
40 BB- Ba3 BB- BB (low)
35 B+ B1 B+ B (high) Highly speculative
30 B B2 B B
25 B- B3 B- B (low)
20 CCC+ Caa1 CCC CCC (high) Substantial risks
15 CCC Caa2 CCC Extremely speculative
10 CCC- Caa3 CCC (low) In default with little
prospect for recovery
  CC Ca CC
5 C C C
0 D / DDD   In default
/ DD D
D
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