Android Pay is now live in Ireland

Android Pay is now live in Ireland for AIB and KBC customers, with support for more banks set to be added in the coming months. With Android Pay, customers in the country will be able to pay with their phones at thousands of retail stores, including Eason, McDonald's, Tesco, SPAR, Londis, Boots, KFC,and more.

The mobile payments service should work anywhere contactless credit and debit cards are accepted. Android Pay can also be used to make payments within apps like Adverts, Hotel Tonight, Uber, Deliveroo, Fancy, and more.

From Pali Bhat, global head of payments products at Google:

We feel it's going to provide Irish users with a lot of choice in using their device and being able to pay. We expect Irish users to start adopting mobile payments en masse.Whenever you use Android Pay at store, you never share your credit card info with the store. If there is any sort of breach at the store, you're protected because you haven't shared your card info with them.

If you have a compatible card, you can now download Android Pay.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.