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 (opens in new tab).

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Here in Canada. Are those crickets I hear?!?!?
  • Ah shur that's great now. Those folks in the old country don't have to use bank cards anymore. I might move back there myself now small things are free with your phone. Us Irish can always spot a bargain deal, begorrah!
  • I've been waiting for this for a while, tried it out today to buy my coffee - it didn't work (card not accepted) and I had to revert to my contactless debit card. Its not universally accepted wherever you see the contactless symbol by the looks of it.
  • Ooooooohhhh Caaaaaaanadaaaaaaaa