Agency Roles

Outlined below are the various parties involved with Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) within Ireland, along with their respective roles.Electricity Pylons

  • The Health and Safety Authority regulates exposure to EMF in workplaces only.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency
    • provides advice to the Government and the public on exposure to electromagnetic fields (including on relevant standards for public protection);
    • monitors scientific/technological developments likely to impact on public exposure to EMF; and
    • carries out independent monitoring of public exposure to electromagnetic fields to support their advisory role.
  • The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is responsible for the regulation of electronic communications services and networks.
  • The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) decide on national policy on EMF. 
  • Eirgrid and the ESB ensure that all customers have a safe electricity supply, making sure that the entire network system (for example, generation, transmission and distribution) complies with national and international EMF guidelines and regulations.