Current Ireland credit ratings, according to main rating agencies.

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's A+ - 5 Jun 2015 rating upgrade
Moody's Investors Service A2 - 15 Sep 2017 rating upgrade
Fitch Ratings A+ - 15 Dec 2017 rating upgrade
DBRS A (high) - 11 Mar 2016 rating upgrade

Ireland Credit Ratings: Long-term Rating Scales Comparison

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

Ireland Credit Ratings historical data

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Timetable of Ireland credit ratings by S&P, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS agencies.

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Date S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
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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