Radio Frequency plan for Ireland


Under the Communications Regulation Act (2002) ComReg is obliged to publish a Radio Frequency Plan (“Plan”). The Radio Frequency Plan is comprised of a set of tables indicating the services to which each frequency band is allocated (“frequency allocations”) in the radio spectrum and is an essential tool for users of radio frequencies.

ComReg Document 20/58R2 contains the revised Radio Frequency Plan as at Friday, 18th June 2021. References to relevant radio spectrum information which have occurred since this date are provided below.

The tables in the Plan cover the frequency range from 8.3 kilohertz (kHz) to 3000 Gigahertz (GHz) divided into the following sections:

  • 8.3 kHz to 27 500 kHz
  • 27.5 MHz to 10 000 MHz
  • 10 GHz to 3000 GHz

For each frequency band the types of radio services that are permitted for operation and those radio services that are currently in use in that band are detailed.

In addition, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Allocations applicable to Ireland and the associated European Common Allocation (from ERC Report 025) for each frequency band are outlined, along with applicable national and European legislation, relevant European Decisions and Recommendations and ComReg documentation.

The Radio Frequency Plan will be updated annually to facilitate the introduction of new radio services and to remove allocations for redundant radio services that have been phased out. Amendments will also be made to align the document to any new international agreements reached on spectrum utilisation, e.g. at World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs) of the ITU or within CEPT or the European Union.

BETA release – online version of the RFPI with enhanced functionality

A Beta release of a new online version of the RFPI, which will provide enhanced search and reference functionality to stakeholders, is now being made available by ComReg for user testing purposes. The Beta release can be found opened using the button below, and provides non-exhaustive early access to an interactive version of the RFPI for users to test and trial prior to formal release of the product. ComReg expects to officially release this enhanced version of the RFPI towards the end of 2021 (alongside the currently available PDF version format).

Interactive Radio Frequency Plan for Ireland

Links to other relevant information

To obtain references to relevant radio spectrum information which have occurred since the last update, users are advised to refer to the websites listed below.

Please note that web addresses are referenced here for convenience only. ComReg is not responsible for the content of external websites.