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Official Website: Euronext Dublin (formerly Irish Stock Exchange)


In 1793, the Dublin Stock Exchange was established at the Old Exchange Coffee House. By the 1830's, the exchange experienced a boom in the listing and trading of railroad and canal stocks. By the 1890's, the boom in listing and trading had shifted to bicycle companies. With the start of World War I, the Dublin Stock Exchange closed for trading between July 31, 1914 and January 11, 1915 although brokers continue to trade on the steps of Anglesea Street.

In 1923, the first Irish Free State Bond lists on the Dublin Stock Exchange. Another noteable milestone occurred in 1925 when the first woman member of any stock exchange in the world, Oonah Keogh, was admitted to the Dublin Stock Exchange.

Consolidation of the Irish exchanges began after the Dublin Stock Exchange changed its name to the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) in 1971. Shortly thereafter, the Cork Stock Exchange and Irish Members of the Provincial Brokers Stock Exchange become part of the ISE. This was followed by the merger of the ISE and UK Stock Exchanges to form The Stock Exchange in 1973.

By the 1980's, there was a boom in the listing and trading of shares in oil exploration companies. In 1987, the exchange is renamed as the International Stock Exchange of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Limited but by 1995, the it becomes independent again, forming the Irish Stock Exchange Limited (ISE).

On March 27, 2018, the Euronext completed its acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange. The ISE joined Euronext’s federal model and now operates under the trading name Euronext Dublin.

Euronext NV currently operates markets in Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. In October 2020, Euronext signed an agreement to acquire Borsa Italiana, which would add Italy to the markets it operates.


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