Banks in the Republic of Ireland that offer Visa credit cards include Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, National Irish Bank and PostBank, according to CreditCard.ie. Banks that offer MasterCards in Ireland include Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Tesco Bank, Ulster Bank and First Active Bank.
Visa and MasterCard do not issues their own credit cards, explains CreditCards.com. They instead work with banks and credit unions as intermediaries, including major banks and financial institutions in Ireland. Irish credit cards offer many common features found in other countries, including low introductory interest and balance transfer rates, along with cash back rewards, as noted by CreditCard.ie.