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UK-based small-scale DAB solution specialists Viamux are running a two-year small scale DAB+ trial in Dublin carrying Ireland's 45 national and commercial radio stations. For more information visit the

Until March 2021, national public broadcaster RTÉ operated a full-service Multiplex across a five transmitter network covering 52% of the population in the main cities.

On 31 March 2021, RTÉ switched off its DAB transmissions for three main factors – the fact that DAB was the least utilised platform in Ireland; that RTÉ is the only Irish broadcaster on the DAB system, and cost avoidance.

Last update: 01.04.2021 - older versions

 Before being switched off, RTÉ’s ‘national’ multiplex reached all the major population centres and a total 52% of the population.


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The EECC requires new passenger cars sold across the EU to include digital terrestrial capabilities as standard.

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With close proximity to the UK market, DAB receivers are readily available in most electrical retailers.

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UK-based small-scale DAB solution specialists Viamux are running a two-year small scale DAB+ trial in Dublin carrying Ireland's 45 national and commercial radio stations. For more information visit the

Last update: 06.07.2017 - older versions

The Broadcasting Act 2009 makes provision for the licensing of sound broadcasting multiplexes to RTÉ and the commercial sector.

Under RCC-06 Ireland has been allotted two frequencies for national DAB multiplexes, 12A and 12C, with other allocations for regional/local multiplexes. The RTE Multiplex is operating on Block 12C (227.360 MHz).

The Broadcasting Act also makes provision for existing commercial broadcasters in multiplex broadcasting areas to migrate to DAB, which includes an extension to their licence of up to six years. However, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has not yet addressed the issue of establishing a regulatory framework.

Ford Ireland complete the ST-Line model range
15.03.2018 - Ireland Ireland
Ford EcoSport ST-Line key features - 17”alloy wheels dark tarnish; Ford SYNC 3 navigation with 8” touchscreen and DAB radio.

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Radio needs a retune in Ireland
14.03.2018 - Ireland Ireland
DAB provides hundreds of transmissions as a route to a wider choice, ease of use and is resistant to the interference that sanitises the product. FM has a termination date. Today’s young adults do not have the same relationship with FM as previous generations.

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New Land Rover Discovery Commercial goes on sale
25.01.2018 - JLR WorldDAB Member - Ireland Ireland
InControl Protect, cruise control and speed limiter, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, heated door mirrors, DAB radio and LR enhanced sound system (250w ), roll stability control, cornering brake control, gradient acceleration control, hill descent control, and trailer stability assist, all come as standard....

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Radio static: Digital delay hurting Irish stations
19.12.2017 - Ireland Ireland
Despite RTÉ’s efforts, DAB will continue to be on the periphery of Irish life until commercial stations start using it. (subscription only)

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New enhanced Ford EcoSport SUV on the way
14.12.2017 - Ireland Ireland
Ford claims that the new EcoSport compact sports utility vehicle (SUV ) will deliver enhanced versatility and capability, more refined styling and sophisticated technologies for customers in Europe. The features include DAB radio.

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Christmas FM launches and expands to England in DAB
28.11.2017 - Ireland Ireland
In England, Christmas FM will operate an independent service in the Liverpool and London areas on DAB Digital Radio.

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Will Leahy planning to brew up digital storm on RTE Gold
08.11.2017 - Ireland Ireland
“As this is a digital only station, everything needs to be geared towards getting people to press a button on their phone. Anyone that has a digital radio or DAB knows about it already ...

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RTÉ 'exploring' ways to improve limited digital radio coverage
04.09.2017 - Ireland Ireland
RTÉ has said it is "currently exploring" ways to improve its digital radio coverage in the north, with only a small percentage of people able to access its stations.

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Call for European Union to intervene over 'unacceptable' cross-border digital radio coverage
04.09.2017 - Ireland Ireland
The European Union should intervene to address "unacceptable" cross-border digital radio coverage, an MP has said. "Ireland is a small country with two systems of everything including telecommunications provision, and all the problems that causes for people in the border corridor," he said. "It is high time that, with the help of the EU, these telecommunications problems are addressed and overcome.

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Renault Koleos
26.07.2017 - Ireland Ireland
The SUC has four USB and two AUX ports as well as an Arkamys DAB radio with seven-inch touchscreen R-LINK2 multimedia system which includes satellite navigation and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands free connectivity.

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 4.9 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 52%
Total Sales (cumulative): 400,000 devices
Penetration by household: Sparkline Graph 17%
Last update: 01.04.2021

Useful Links

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
RTÉ Digital Radio