BAI Announces Licensing Plan Details

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Tuesday, 25th April) announced details of its Licensing Plan for the remainder of 2017.  The plan comprises three community radio services and one community of interest radio service.  Details of the services to be licensed are as follows:

Service Type Franchise Area Target Audience
Community South West Clare – Loop Head peninsula west of Kilrush and Doonbeg Local Community
Community South West Tipperary -Tipperary & Cashel towns and environs Local Community
Community of Interest Cork City Christian Community
Community Youghal and its Environs Local Community

Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, the BAI is required to produce plans regarding the number, nature and scope of broadcasting contracts that it plans to enter into.

The Authority will now direct the BAI Contract Awards Committee to invite applications for sound broadcasting contracts in the relevant franchise areas.  Further information on the licensing process will be outlined over the coming months.

A copy of the Licensing Plan for the remainder of 2017 is available here.


 Contact: Sebastian Enke / Tony Heffernan, DHR Communications, Tel: 01-4200580 / 087-3239496 / 087-2399508