March 2006

South-east at risk from cancer-causing radon gas - Mar 03 2006, 11:44 AM
Up to one in five homes may have high levels of radon gas


April 2006

Ireland's nuclear emergency response preparations are robust - Minister Roche and RPII - Apr 22 2006, 11:54 AM
Dick Roche T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government today (22 April 2006) strongly rejected claims on last night’s RTE Late Late Show that Ireland is unprepared in relation to nuclear emergencies. The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) also confirmed that robust and internationally validated arrangements are in place and are regularly tested to ensure that Irish people are protected in the event of a nuclear or radiological emergency.

RTE's docudrama scenario could not happen according to RPII - Apr 23 2006, 12:06 PM
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) has said that the scenario as depicted in tonight's RTE drama, Fallout, could not happen. The RPII, who viewed the drama on Wednesday 19th April, has analysed the scenario as depicted and has concluded that it is not possible for such an accident to occur in Sellafield.


June 2006

Employers convicted for failure to measure radon levels - Jun 15 2006, 2:17 PM
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) has today welcomed the decision of the District court in Ennis to convict three employers for failing to comply with a RPII direction to measure radon in their workplace. Two of the defendants were fined €500 each. A third defendant, whom the judge noted had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity, was fined €300. All three were ordered to pay legal costs of €600 each. A fourth case was dismissed by the judge.


July 2006

Radon exposes householder to equivalent of 27 chest X-rays per day - Jul 25 2006, 2:22 PM
RPII identify third highest radon result in Ireland


September 2006

State agencies join forces on radiation safety in the workplace - Sep 07 2006, 2:27 PM
The Health and Safety Authority and the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) focusing on the hazards associated with ionising radiation in the workplace.

RPII fail to get conviction against company who did not measure radon levels - Sep 13 2006, 2:33 PM
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) today expressed disappointment at the decision of the District court in Tralee not to convict Tayto Ltd., for failing to comply with a RPII direction to measure radon in their workplace.


November 2006

World Health Organisation highlights worldwide health risk from radon - Nov 16 2006, 2:39 PM
Ireland has one of the highest average radon levels in Europe according to RPII.


December 2006

Security of radioactive sources enhanced - Dec 15 2006, 2:44 PM
RPII publishes Annual Report for 2005