Equity Trading - Irish Equity Liquidity

The leading venue for Irish equity trading

We offer our domestic and international trading members the most efficient marketplace for trading in Irish equities. We run cost-effective and easily accessible trading and post-trade systems in partnership with Deutsche Börse (ISE Xetra), Euroclear UK & Ireland (CREST) and Eurex Clearing AG (CCP). Our competitive pricing model incentivises our members to increase their trading activity. As a result, we remain the main pool of liquidity for Irish equities.

We are pleased to confirm that ISE Xetra will be migrating to the next generation T7 trading platform with a production date in July 2017.

Become a trading member

For all applicants we offer a prompt membership and connectivity process. Connecting to our trading platform, ISE Xetra, is straightforward and is further simplified if the applicant is already a Xetra participant on Deutsche Börse. Call us if you are interested in becoming a member firm.

Current members list

BNP Paribas Arbitrage SNCInvestec Capital & Investments (Ireland) Limited
Campbell O’Connor & CompanyMerrill Lynch International
Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland LimitedMerrion Stockbrokers Limited
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) LimitedNeonet Securities AB
DavyRoyal Bank of Scotland N.V.
Flow Traders BVSociete Generale S.A.
GoodbodySusquehanna International Securities Limited
Hudson River Trading Europe LimitedUBS Limited
Instinet Europe LimitedVirtu Financial Ireland Limited
Investec Bank plcWinterflood Securities Limited


Order Book Executions per Month
Fee per Executed Order
0 - 5,000€1.25
5,001 - 10,000€0.75
ATP Order Book Executions per Month*Fee per ATP Executed Order
0 - 10,000€0.65
Trade Reports**€0.05
Admission FeeNone
Annual Membership Fee€25,000
Annual Trade Reporting Membership Fee***€1,000

*Firms who wish to avail of our reduced order execution fees for algorithmic trading flow must sign and submit the Automated Trading Programme (ATP) Agreement and the Application for the Approval of an ATP User-ID form to the ISE.

ATP User ID Application (220 KB)

ATP Agreement (103 KB)

**This fee applies to off-order book equity and ETF deals reported through the ISE Xetra system.  A fee of €10 per trade report applies to deals submitted to the ISE for other securities. 

***Trade reporting (only) member firms pay an annual charge of €1,000 to access the €0.05 fee per trade report for off-exchange trades in non-ISE EU Regulated Market securities in accordance with the ISE’s MiFID Post-trade Transparency Service. Further details here:

MIFID Post Trade Transparency (181 KB)

Fees paid by a trading member firm to connect to the current ISE Xetra platform depend on the type of connection required and the location of the member firm. Further details here:

ISE Xetra Connectivity Price List (52 KB)

A similar suite of connectivity options and fee structure will also apply to the future T7 platform. For further information, please click here.

Clearing and settlement fees

We have outsourced the provision of our clearing and settlement facilities to Eurex Clearing AG (Eurex) and Euroclear UK & Ireland (EUI) respectively. Full details of the clearing fees charged by Eurex can be found on their website. The ISE does not charge any further clearing and settlement fees.

Trading System

ISE Xetra is the electronic trading system for equities and ETFs and results from our strategic technology partnership with Deutsche Börse AG.

Xetra’s performance and functionality has made it one of the world’s leading trading systems. Its built-in back-up facility strengthens its resilience guaranteeing close to 100% service levels for our trading members.

Continuing the successful strategic technology partnership with Deutsche Börse AG, the ISE will migrate to the next generation T7 trading platform on Monday, 17 July 2017. ISE T7 will ensure that the ISE continues to enhance its trading architecture for the benefit of members by providing access to a new, world class platform.

Documentation relating to the current Xetra Release and the future T7 Release is available by clicking on the 'Xetra & T7 Sign In' button on this page.

Current release of ISE Xetra

ISE Xetra runs on the most up-to-date version of Xetra, Release 16, which was introduced on Monday, 30 November 2015.

Xetra Release 16 included several functional and technical updates including the introduction of the Self-Match Prevention - an optional service which avoids unintended self-crossing of trades on the order book.

Please find additional information in the below documents -

Release Announcement (43 KB)

Release Description (120 KB)

The current functionality can be tested in the simulation environment, the availability of which can be found in the simulation calendar:

ISE Xetra Simulation Calendar (75 KB)

ISE Xetra Advanced Simulation Calendar Rel 16 (106 KB)

ISE Xetra Release 16 Permanent Simulation Guide (135 KB)

 Migration to T7

ISE Xetra will migrate to the T7 trading platform as part of Release 5.0

ISE T7 will be introduced on Monday, 17 July, 2017.

The simulation period for ISE T7 will match the simulation period for the Xetra Frankfurt market, with Cloud simulation available from Monday, 6 March, 2017, followed by the full simulation environment from Friday, 28 April, 2017.

A second release of T7 is planned for late-2017 in order to deliver the MiFID II / MiFIR functionality. Release 6.0 is scheduled to go live on Monday, 4 December 2017, with simulation commencing in September.


Simulation start

Production start

T7 5.0

ISE Xetra migration

6 March 2017

28 April 2017

17 July 2017

T7 6.0

MiFID II / MiFIR release

25 September 2017

4 December 2017


The T7 Release 5.0 Communication Calendar provides an overview of when the T7 documentation will be published.

Connecting to the Trading Platform

Trading members can continue to connect to ISE Xetra (in advance of the migration to T7):

  • by using their existing Xetra connectivity
    If a participant of another Xetra market becomes an ISE trading member it can connect to ISE Xetra using its existing lines and significantly reduce connectivity costs
  • by ordering separate connectivity
    A broad range of connectivity options exist, including co-location, allowing trading members to choose a connection which suits their particular needs
  • via an ISE-registered service provider
    Service providers can provide trading members with a technical connection to ISE Xetra as well as additional services such as front-end software

Connection to the T7 platform will also be possible via the above options with the complete range of the T7 Frankfurt interfaces also available for accessing ISE T7.

The new connectivity options are available for ordering now via the Member Section on the Xetra website:


Full details of the available interfaces, the bandwidth options, and pricing, are available here.

ISE Release 16 Market Parameters for Rules Release 19 (344 KB)

This document is designed to be read by trading members alongside the Rules. Topics include:

  • trading securities on ISE Xetra
  • trading in government bonds and other securities
  • market making parameters

ISE Xetra Release 16 Market Model (1386 KB)

This document provides a detailed guide on trading on ISE Xetra.

Post-trade systems

We have established partnerships with international post-trade systems for the clearing and settlement of ISE trades. Clearing is carried out by Eurex Clearing AG and settlement is provided by Euroclear UK & Ireland via the CREST system. For more information on clearing and settlement, please visit our Clearing and Settlement page or contact us directly.


With a low and competitive Total Expense Ratio (TER), the WisdomTree ISEQ 20 UCITS ETF enables simple, cost-effective and diversified exposure to 20 of the leading companies on the ISE.

The latest pricing information for this ETF can be found in the Market Data & Announcements section of our website.

Further information regarding the WisdomTree ISEQ 20 UCITS ETF can be found in the brochure below or on WisdomTree's website.

ISEQ 20 ETF (467 KB)


All trading members are subject to the Rules:

Member Firm Rules - Release 19 effective 3 July (1476 KB)

MiFID liquid shares

The list of shares that are admitted to trading on the ISE's Main Securities Market and, which effective 1 April, 2016, are classified as liquid under the criteria laid down by Article 22 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1287/2006, are as follows:

CH0043238366ARYZTA AG
IE0030606259Bank of Ireland Plc
IE00B010DT83C&C Group Plc
IE0001827041CRH Plc
IE0000669501Glanbia Plc
IE0004906560Kerry Group Plc
IE0004927939Kingspan Grp Plc
IE00BWT6H894Paddy Power Betfair Plc
IE00BYTBXV33Ryanair Holdings Plc
IE00B1RR8406Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

The above list reflects ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) calculations.

A consolidated list of MiFID liquid shares is published on the ESMA website

Trading FAQs

Where can I obtain a copy of the securities admitted to trading on the ISE and their identifiers?

Please go to the Market Data and Announcements section of our website where such information is available.

Where can I find information on the volatility safeguards on ISE Xetra?

Volatility interruptions can occur on ISE Xetra if the potential execution price deviates considerably from the last order book price or from the last auction price. The volatility allowed is decided on a per instrument basis taking a number of factors into account. However these figures are not disclosed to the market. Further details on the functionality of volatility parameters can be found in the Market Model and Market Parameters below:

ISE Xetra Release 16 Market Model (1386 KB)

ISE Release 16 Market Parameters for Rules Release 19 (344 KB)

What are the tick sizes for securities on ISE Xetra?

For order book trading, the tick size for orders is 0.001 for all securities with the exception of debt securities (0.001%) and orders in the constituent securities of the ISEQ 20 which follow the FESE Table 4, which can be found in the Market Model.

For off order book trading, the tick size is 0.0001 for all equity securities and 0.001% for all debt securities.

Trading calendar and trading hours

Equity Trading Calendar and Trading Hours 2017 (127 KB)

Other Membership


Niall Gibney, Head of Traded Market Development at the Irish Stock Exchange, Dublin

Niall Gibney

+353 1 6174272



Conor Miles, Traded Markets Development Manager at the Irish Stock Exchange, Dublin

Conor Miles

+353 1 6174215