National policy on EMF is developed by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) , which is currently responsible for policy relating to exposure to non-ionising radiation, including EMF (Radiological Protection Act, 1991).
The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is responsible for the regulation of electronic communications services and networks. This includes management of the part of the EMF spectrum commonly referred to as radio frequencies (RF). Under the General Authorisation for the provision of an electronic communications network and/or service, ComReg requires that EMF emissions from RF transmitters are below ICNIRP guidelines. Reports of measurements undertaken at transmitter sites are published on this ComReg’s website. Further information on individual telecommunication masts is also available from ComReg’s SiteViewer.
Regulations governing exposure to EMF in workplaces are enforced by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). These regulations, which are set out in S.I. No. 337 of 2016, require employers to carry out a risk assessment of EMF exposure in workplaces. Further information is available here .
EirGrid and ESB ensure that all customers have a safe electricity supply, making sure that the entire network system (e.g., generation, transmission and distribution) complies with national and international EMF guidelines and regulations. Useful documents on EMF issued by these other agencies can be obtained below: