Ceisteanna Coitianta

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why do I need a licence?

The possession and use of radio equipment in Ireland is governed by the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1926, (Act No 45 of 1926), (as amended), which stipulates that an appropriate Wireless Telegraphy licence must be held, unless the radio equipment is licence exempted.

What obligations do I have as a licence holder?

All Licensees are responsible for familiarising themselves with the conditions relating to their licence which can be found under the relevant licence heading.

Can I renew my licence?

Yes, annual licences are renewable. Each licence is valid for 1 year and must be renewed in order to keep its validity. Renewing a licence requires the payment of the relevant licence fee. Licences that are not renewed will be cancelled.

Please note that  Temporary Radio Link licences are non-renewable. They may be issued for any period up to a maximum of six months.

Can I amend my licence?

Yes, to amend your licence the standard application form should be submitted to ComReg with the appropriate fee if applicable. Please write “amendment” on the form to indicate that it is an amendment.

Can I cancel my licence?

Yes, to cancel a licence a written request should be submitted to ComReg, this can be sent to licensing@ComReg.ie .

Contacting ComReg

If you have any further queries contact the licensing operations team in ComReg (tel. 01 8049600), or alternatively please send an e-mail to licensing@ComReg.ie