February 2005

North-West at risk from cancer-causing radon gas - Feb 18 2005, 10:26 AM
RPII to highlight Radon danger in Ballina and Sligo

Research figures underline public complacency about radon - Feb 21 2005, 10:30 AM
At least 250,000 people still exposed to deadly gas. Radon causes up to 200 lung cancer fatalities annually. RPII begins Radon Awareness Campaign in selected High Radon Areas


March 2005

Radon measurement must be made compulsory in home conveyancing - Mar 10 2005, 11:37 AM
Need for greater protection for homebuyers. Radon causes up to 200 deaths per year in Ireland

Dr Frank Mulligan re-appointed Chairman of RPII - Mar 22 2005, 11:41 AM
The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Dick Roche T.D has announced the re-appointment of Dr Frank Mulligan as Chairman of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) until February 2006.


April 2005

North west at risk from cancer-causing radon gas - Apr 04 2005, 12:45 PM
North west at risk from cancer-causing radon gas. RPII to highlight Radon danger in Sligo

Roche receives RPII report on Sellafield visit - Apr 14 2005, 11:50 AM
Vigilance on Sellafield required for 150 years - RPII. RPII concerned on waste vitrification, increases in radioactive discharges, and Sellafield as a potential terrorist target.


May 2005

No danger to Ireland from recent incident at THORP but RPII questions closure timetable - May 11 2005, 10:58 AM
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) has warmly welcomed an invitation to address the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment and Local Government today to discuss its September 2004 visit to the Sellafield reprocessing plant in the United Kingdom. The recent incident at the THORP reprocessing facility is expected to be one of the key issues raised by the Committee.

Additional information to Press release issued on Wednesday 11 May 2005 - May 13 2005, 9:03 AM
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) was advised today by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in the UK that the recent incident at the THORP reprocessing plant on the Sellafield site has been rated as a Level 3 incident on the seven-step International Nuclear Event Scale


June 2005

Radon Prevention Aided by New Building Regulations but Testing Still Required - Jun 20 2005, 9:22 AM
RPII surveys shows a reduction of one-third in average radon levels in new homes built in Kilkenny. RPII visits Kilkenny to heighten awareness of risks from radon in the area.


September 2005

Radon lung cancer risk 25 times greater for smokers - Sep 27 2005, 12:18 PM
Radon lung cancer risk 25 times greater for smokers. Latest research confirms RPII radon risk estimates. Joint Press Release from Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland and National Cancer Registry.


October 2005

South East at significant cancer risk from deadly radon gas - Oct 07 2005, 12:26 PM
Up to half of homes in some areas above safety level. RPII to highlight radon danger in Waterford


November 2005

RPII holds National Radon Forum to highlight risks of radon gas - Nov 14 2005, 12:30 PM
Today in Tralee the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) is hosting the fourth National Radon Forum. The Forum is a public meeting which provides an opportunity for Government agencies, architects, engineers, radon measurement and remediation companies and interested members of the public to discuss the radon issue. The RPII has estimated that up to 200 people each year in Ireland develop lung cancer as a result of exposure to radon gas.


December 2005

RPII enhances its capability to deal with a nuclear accident abroad - Dec 12 2005, 12:40 PM
RPII publishes Annual Report for 2004

RPII prosecutions in support of its radon in the workplace campaign - Dec 14 2005, 12:48 PM
Five prosecutions by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) were today adjourned to 3rd May 2006 for hearing before Tralee District Court. The prosecutions relate to directions issued by the RPII in 2004 requiring employers to measure radon in their workplace. In three of the Tralee cases the Defendant has indicated that it is pleading guilty to the offence alleged. In the remaining two cases the Defendant has pleaded not guilty.