The Radiological Protection Institute said that eight new nuclear power plants being built in the UK carry a very low threat to the health of Irish people.
Tue, 21 May, 2013
Residents of a home in Galway are being subjected to radon levels equivalent to receiving 13 chest X-rays every day, according to latest figures.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2012
Radon levels that are 18 times higher than the acceptable rate have been detected at a Galway home, according to the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2012
AN inter-agency group has been set up to develop a national strategy to reduce the number of cases of lung cancer from radon gas.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2011
UNIVERSITY College Cork (UCC) is “hopeful” a way can soon be found to dispose of 2.5 tonnes of uranium stored on campus.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2011
A KERRY house has recorded some of the highest concentrations of cancer-causing radioactive gas radon ever found in Europe.
Fri, 17 Jun, 2011
A record number of homes from across the country have been identified with high levels of radon gas, according to new figures released today by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII).
Thu, 16 Jun, 2011
Extremely small levels of radiation over Ireland from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant pose no health threat, authorities said.
Tue, 29 Mar, 2011
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) has confirmed that it has detected the presence of trace amounts of radioactivity from the Fukushima accident in Ireland.
Tue, 29 Mar, 2011
OWNERS of a house who didn’t know they were in a radon zone were being exposed to radiation equivalent to having seven chest X-rays every day.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2011
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland has upgraded the severity of the situation at the stricken nuclear plant in Japan.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2011
A LEADING Japanese seismologist warned the country was in danger of a major “nuclear catastrophe” four years ago, but resigned from an advisory panel after his concerns were ignored.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2011
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) has said that radioactive material from the Japanese nuclear power plants is highly unlikely to reach Ireland.
Mon, 14 Mar, 2011
The Radiological Institute of Ireland (RPII) has confirmed that the potential for the explosion at the nuclear power plant in north eastern Japan this morning to have implications in Ireland is "remote".
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011
A LOCAL authority was praised yesterday for eradicating the risks posed by a potentially deadly gas found in its housing stock.
Thu, 25 Nov, 2010
MICK and Nora O’Neill are about to have their Co Kerry home re-tested for cancer-causing radon gas – just to be sure that it continues to be safe to live in.
Mon, 27 Sep, 2010
AS a former scientific secretary of the International Commission on Radiological Protection I am concerned at the very high levels of radon found in some parts of the country (September 17).
Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
CHRISTINE Keaney’s home in Co Galway is one of almost 600 across the country found to have high levels of cancer-causing radon gas so far this year.
Sat, 18 Sep, 2010
Nearly 600 homes from across the country have been found to have high levels of cancer-causing radon gas so far this year.
Fri, 17 Sep, 2010
A COUNTY Sligo home has 13 times the acceptable level of radon gas – a cancer-causing gas that kills 200 people every year.
Fri, 30 Apr, 2010
Only 5% of homes believed to have high levels of a cancer-causing gas have been identified, experts warned today.
Mon, 25 Jan, 2010
Radon experts are warning that it could take up to 400 years to test every home in Ireland for the dangerous gas.
Thu, 19 Nov, 2009
Householders were today urged to carry out radon tests after record levels of the cancer-causing gas were discovered.
Tue, 13 Oct, 2009
FOUR fresh faces, five seats and a multitude of reasons to run – Ronan Sheehan, Tom Barry, John Paul O’Shea and Willie O’Regan have joined the mad gallop to represent Mallow at Cork County Council level.
Wed, 20 May, 2009
NATURALLY-OCCURRING radon gas, which kills 200 people each year, is so high in parts of south Cork and Cobh that public meetings are planned for next month to highlight the hazard.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2009
A HOUSE in Co Tipperary had to have special equipment installed after it was discovered it had 45 times the acceptable level of a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.
Tue, 04 Mar, 2008
The Minister for the Environment John Gormley is meeting with a number of other European Environment Ministers in Austria today to discuss the future of nuclear energy.
Sun, 30 Sep, 2007
The second highest level of radon gas ever found in Ireland has been detected in a newspaper office, test results revealed today.
Thu, 20 Sep, 2007
YOUR report headlined ‘British state agency wins Irish contract for Sellafield study’ (August 20) did not present all the facts with the result that it did not give a clear picture of the situation and I wish to allay any unnecessary concerns that may have resulted from it.
Sat, 25 Aug, 2007
I READ with interest Caroline O’Doherty’s feature piece (August 20) on the award to a British state agency of the contract to survey Louth and Dublin for possible exposure to sea-based anthropogenic radiation.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2007
THERE is tremendous potential for a sceptical response to the news that a British government agency is to establish, on our behalf, the level of Sellafield radioactivity faced by some people living in Ireland.
Mon, 20 Aug, 2007
Radiation watchdogs are increasing surveillance on Sellafield and other nuclear stations.
Mon, 05 Feb, 2007
Six Irish people who stayed at a top London hotel the same time Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned are to be tested by radiology experts, it emerged tonight.
Mon, 11 Dec, 2006
RADIOACTIVITY tests at the college where a former Russian prime minister fell ill, and from the hospital that treated him, proved negative, it emerged last night.
Sat, 02 Dec, 2006
AN estimated 200 people in Ireland are dying each year from lung cancer caused by high levels of radon gas, well above a global average.
Fri, 17 Nov, 2006
Up to 200 people a year die from lung cancer caused by high levels of radon gas in Ireland – way above the global average, health organisations revealed today.
Thu, 16 Nov, 2006
Thousands of people around the country are receiving potentially lethal doses of radiation that would not be tolerated by workers in the Sellafield nuclear plant, it was claimed today.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2006
Donal Hickey says research flights could help find minerals and protect our health.
Mon, 03 Jul, 2006
HOUSEHOLDERS in South Tipperary are being put on red alert after shock figures presented by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) confirm that the region is a hot spot for radon.
Tue, 21 Mar, 2006
The Government tonight expressed concern about the safety of the Sellafield nuclear plant after a temporary evacuation had to be carried out.
Tue, 06 Dec, 2005
TWELVE companies, including Paddy Power bookmakers, are to face criminal prosecution next month by the country’s nuclear watchdog over their alleged failure to conduct tests for the cancer-causing gas, radon.
Tue, 15 Nov, 2005
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland has announced plans to prosecute 11 companies for failing to protect their employees against radon gas.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2005
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland has expressed concern about public complacency in relation to radon gas.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2005