The Irish Stock Exchange (currently Euronext Dublin) was established in 1793 at the Old Exchange Coffee House now the site of the Royal Exchange, Dame Street, Dublin.
ISE was first recognised by legislation in 1799 when the Irish Parliament passed the “Act for the Better Regulation of Stockbrokers”.
During the 1830s ISE saw a boom in the listing and trading of railroad and canal stock. In 1890, it helped found The Council of Associated Stock Exchanges, which comprised of Irish and UK stock exchanges.
On the outbreak of World War One and World War Two the Irish Stock Exchange closed for trading.
In 1973, ISE was merged with other British and Irish stock exchanges and became part of the International Stock Exchange of Great Britain and Ireland.
After more than two decades, in 1995, ISE became independent again, forming The Irish Stock Exchange Limited.
In 2000, ISE closed its market floor and electronic trading began.
In 2017 the Exchange said it ranked #1 for bond and investment fund listings worldwide with >36,700 securities listed; had the world’s largest ever Sukuk listing, as well as sovereigns, green bonds, banks, European, Middle East, North and Latin American, Chinese corporates among 10,000 new debt listings; and raised 5.1billion euros in equity funds including AIB, the largest IPO in Europe in 2017.
In March 2018 the ISE was acquired by Euronext, the pan-European exchange operator, in a deal worth €137 million and now operates under the trading name Euronext Dublin. In joining the Euronext Federal model group, Euronext Dublin serves as the groups centre of excellence for Debt, Funds and ETF listings.
Daryl Byrne (CEO)
Mr Byrne is CEO of Euronext Dublin and Head of Debt & Funds Listings and ETFs. He is a member of the Managing Board of Euronext N.V. He joined the Irish Stock Exchange in 2000 and has held a number of senior management roles.
Phone:+353 1 617 4200
Address: 28 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 XT25, Ireland