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Printed Phonebook Directory

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  • Is there a printed phonebook?

  • What are the alternatives to the printed phonebook directory?

  • What if I can’t use the directory due to accessibility issues?

Is there a printed phonebook?

In 2019, the eir printed phonebook directory was no longer automatically delivered to your home or place of business unless you made a request for it from eir.

Following this, the printed phonebook was no longer required to be produced or distributed.

What are the alternatives to the printed phonebook directory?

Information on telephone numbers can be found free of charge through online directories or by performing an internet search.

Directory Enquiry services are also available for a fee. We would advise you to check in advance the cost of calling directory enquiry services e.g.118XX numbers from your home phone or mobile by contacting your phone provider or by using the ComReg Compare price comparison tool at Depending on your service provider and plan you can get better value by choosing a different directory enquiry service.

Remember these services cost more than a standard rate call and further additional costs will be incurred if you choose the onward call connection service. Visit our Directory Enquiries page for information on how to minimise the cost of using directory enquiries.

What if I can’t use the directory due to accessibility issues?

Directory Enquiry services can be accessed free of charge by dialling 196 if you are unable to use online directories because of a vision impairment or you have difficulty reading. You are required to register for this service by calling Freefone 1800 574 574.

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