Fukushima prompts rise in Irish anti-nuclear sentiment

The Fukushima disaster has reinforced Ireland's distrust of nuclear energy, according to a new poll out today.

The Fukushima disaster has reinforced Ireland's distrust of nuclear energy, according to a new poll out today.

The Red C study shows that 67% of Irish people are now opposed to nuclear, compared to 61% before the events in Japan.

Ireland's attitude is significantly more negative than in other countries around the world. On average, 49% of the global population remain in favour of nuclear energy.

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