It's official - Ireland is the third most expensive country in the EU for broadband 2 years ago

It's official - Ireland is the third most expensive country in the EU for broadband

And we're seriously lagging behind when it comes to speed.

A study has determined that Ireland is the third most expensive country in the European Union when it comes to broadband services, with the average monthly price amounting to €60.57.

The joint effort from BDRC Continental and Cable.co.uk places only Malta and Luxembourg ahead of us in terms of cost, while a similar study carried out by Cable.co.uk in August found that Ireland ranks 22nd in the EU for broadband speed.

Mark Whelan, Head of Communications at price comparison website Bonkers.ie, noted that the results are "disappointing", particularly in the wake of leading broadband providers - Eir, Sky, Virgin Media and Vodafone - all announcing recent price increases.

"This pattern is likely to leave many customers feeling disillusioned", he added. "However, there is still value to be found in the Irish broadband market for consumers who shop around - most providers are now offering big discounts and sign-up incentives to new customers who switch."