• Ireland

1 Country overview

MTS facilitates a dedicated market for the electronic trading of Irish government bonds.

2 Instruments

Euro denominated securities issued by the Irish government with maturity ranging from 1.25 to 16 years are traded on MTS.

The securities are divided into 4 different maturity buckets:

A (1.25-3.5y)

B (3.5-6.5y)

C (6.5-13.5y)

D (over 13.5y)

For a full list of available instruments, click here.

2.1 Minimum lots

Proposals must be formulated for a minimum quantity equal to EUR 10, EUR 5 or EUR 2.5 million depending on the instrument (bucket of maturity, liquid/benchmark security).

Orders may be submitted for the following quantities:

EUR 2.5 million and multiples with auto-matching.

Odd lots of EUR 0.5 and multiples up to EUR 2.5, with manual matching subject to market makers’ acceptance.

3 Participants

For a list of participants, click here.


4 Market Hours

Cash Market Hours (CET)

Pre-Market: 7:30am – 8:00am

Trading Hours: 8:00am – 5:30pm

Market Closed: 5:30pm

5 Settlement

Trades on Irish Government bonds settle at Euroclear Bank and Clearstream Banking Luxemburg. MTS sends Swift settlement instructions on behalf of both participants to the relevant ICSD. MTS participants must hold a securities account at one of the two ICSDs either directly or indirectly through a custodian.

LCH SA is available as a Central Counterparty: for CCP transactions MTS sends Swift trade message on behalf of both participants to LCH SA.

The settlement cycle is T+2. The settlement calendar follows the TARGET calendar skipping value date only on TARGET non-business days.

6 Market Data

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