Current Ireland credit ratings, according to main rating agencies.

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's AA- - 30 Nov 2019 rating upgrade
Moody's Investors Service A1 positive 7 May 2022 rating upgrade
Fitch Ratings AA- - 31 Jan 2022 rating upgrade
DBRS AA (low) - 17 Jan 2022 rating upgrade

Ireland: Long-term Rating Scales Comparison

Symbol means a positive outlook assigned by the rating agency.
Symbol means a negative outlook.

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Grade Description S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
Investment
Grade
Prime
AAA
Aaa
AAA
AAA
High Medium Grade
AA+
Aa1
AA+
AA(high)
AA
Aa2
AA
AA
AA-
Aa3
AA-
AA(low)
Upper Medium Grade
A+
A1
A+
A(high)
A
A2
A
A
A-
A3
A-
A(low)
Lower Medium Grade
BBB+
Baa1
BBB+
BBB(high)
BBB
Baa2
BBB
BBB
BBB-
Baa3
BBB-
BBB(low)
Speculative
Grade
Speculative
BB+
Ba1
BB+
BB(high)
BB
Ba2
BB
BB
BB-
Ba3
BB-
BB(low)
Highly Speculative
B+
B1
B+
B(high)
B
B2
B
B
B-
B3
B-
B(low)
Substantial Risk
CCC+
Caa1
CCC+
CCC(high)
CCC
Caa2
CCC
CCC
CCC-
Caa3
CCC-
CCC(low)
Extremely Speculative
CC
Ca
CC
CC
C
C
C
C
In Default
RD
/
RD
RD
SD
/
SD
SD
D•NR
D•NR
D•NR
D•NR

Ireland Credit Ratings historical data

Timetable of Ireland credit ratings by S&P, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS agencies.
Symbol means a positive outlook assigned by the rating agency.
Symbol means a negative outlook.

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Date S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
7 May 2022 A1
31 Jan 2022 AA-
17 Jan 2022 AA (low)
16 Aug 2021 A2
19 Jul 2021 A (high)
18 May 2020 A (high)
3 Feb 2020 A (high)
30 Nov 2019 AA-
15 Dec 2017 A+
15 Sep 2017 A2
14 May 2016 A3
11 Mar 2016 A (high)
5 Feb 2016 A
11 Sep 2015 Baa1 A
7 Aug 2015 A-
5 Jun 2015 A+
13 Mar 2015 A
5 Dec 2014 A
26 Sep 2014 A (low)
15 Aug 2014 A-
6 Jun 2014 A-
16 May 2014 Baa1
17 Jan 2014 Baa3
20 Sep 2013 Ba1
12 Jul 2013 BBB+
11 Feb 2013 BBB+
14 Nov 2012 BBB+
22 May 2012 A (low)
5 Dec 2011 BBB+
17 Aug 2011 A (low)
12 Jul 2011 Ba1
15 Apr 2011 Baa3
1 Apr 2011 BBB+ BBB+ A
2 Feb 2011 A-
17 Dec 2010 Baa1
15 Dec 2010 AA
9 Dec 2010 BBB+
23 Nov 2010 A
6 Oct 2010 A+
5 Oct 2010 Aa2
24 Aug 2010 AA-
21 Jul 2010 AA
19 Jul 2010 Aa2
4 Nov 2009 AA
2 Jul 2009 Aa1
8 Jun 2009 AA
8 Apr 2009 AA+
30 Mar 2009 AA+
6 Mar 2009 AAA
30 Jan 2009 Aaa
9 Jan 2009 AAA
3 Oct 2001 AAA
3 Oct 2000 AA+
16 Dec 1998 AAA
6 May 1998 AA+
4 May 1998 Aaa
18 Mar 1998 Aa1
13 Feb 1997 Aa1
24 Jan 1997 Aa2
3 May 1995 AA
10 Oct 1994 AA+
31 Aug 1994 Aa2
24 Jun 1994 Aa3
10 May 1994 AA-
12 Oct 1989 AA-
1 Oct 1988 A+
15 Jul 1987 Aa3

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