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.

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 at least once 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.

Online version of the RFPI

The latest online, interactive, version of the RFPI, which features enhanced search and reference functionality, contains data as last updated on 20 June 2024 and can be opened by clicking the button below.

Interactive Radio Frequency Plan for Ireland

PDF version of the RFPI

ComReg Document 20/58R5 contains the revised Radio Frequency Plan as of Tuesday, 19th December 2023. This pdf version of the document is updated annually, with the next expected update scheduled for December 2024. Please therefore refer to the online, interactive, version of the RFPI to view the most recently updated information, where references to relevant developments relating to the RFPI, which have occurred since December 2024, are provided.

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.

  • All ComReg Publications are available to download from the ComReg website. The filter menu on this page allows you to search for relevant ComReg documents.
  • Irish Legislation is available to download from the Irish Statute Book website.
  • A list of European Commission Directives, Decisions and Recommendations relevant to Radio Spectrum is maintained at the European Commission’s Radio Spectrum Policy webpage.
  • All CEPT ERC/ECC Decisions are available to download from the CEPT website – a direct link is available here.
  • CEPT Agreements are available to download from the relevant section of the CEPT website, accessible here.
  • ITU documentation is available to download from the ITU-Radiocommunications website.