January 2011

RPII convicts Clinic for failure to have a valid licence for an X-ray unit - Jan 29 2011, 1:51 PM
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) has welcomed the decision of the District Court in Castlebar, on 27th January, to convict Dr Raymond Herring, Back and Neck Clinic, Castlebar for the unlicensed custody of an X-ray unit.


February 2011

Donegal home found with 17 times the acceptable level of cancer-causing radon gas - Feb 10 2011, 1:55 PM
Occupants received radiation dose equivalent to 4250 chest X-rays per year


March 2011

Japanese nuclear event has no immediate implications for Ireland according to RPII - Mar 12 2011, 1:59 PM
The potential for the explosion at the nuclear power plant in north eastern Japan this morning to have implications in Ireland is remote

RPII continues to monitor developments at Japanese nuclear power plants - Mar 14 2011, 2:03 PM
No immediate implications for Ireland

Japanese authorities doing what they can to manage nuclear situation - Mar 15 2011, 2:20 PM
No immediate implications for Ireland

Japanese nuclear reactor accident is second worst in history - Mar 16 2011, 2:32 PM
No immediate implications for Ireland

Nuclear situation still extremely serious in Japan - Mar 17 2011, 2:50 PM
Distance from Japan means there are no immediate implications for Ireland

Ranking of Japan’s Nuclear Event updated - Mar 18 2011, 2:59 PM
Radioactive material released into environment unlikely to have implications in Ireland

Carlow Local Authorities commended for tackling cancer-causing radon gas - Mar 21 2011, 3:08 PM
Over 1500 homes tested by the council, 100 were found to be high

Situation at Fukushima nuclear power plant remains extremely serious - Mar 24 2011, 3:19 PM
No health implications for Ireland

1 in 6 Waterford homes tested for radon found to be above acceptable level - Mar 25 2011, 3:31 PM
RPII urges homeowners to take the radon test.

Trace levels of radioactivity from Japan detected in Ireland, RPII - Mar 29 2011, 3:35 PM
Levels found are of no public health concern


April 2011

Trace levels of radiation from Japan continue to be detected in the air - Apr 01 2011, 3:40 PM
No health implications for Ireland

Update on RPII radioactivity monitoring results following Fukushima accident in Japan - Apr 06 2011, 3:55 PM
Trace levels found far below those of concern to public health


May 2011

South Tipperary radon week - May 09 2011, 4:07 PM
RPII to highlight danger of exposure to cancer causing radon gas during a week-long awareness drive in South Tipperary


June 2011

Over 800 homes across the country found with high levels of cancer causing radon gas - Jun 16 2011, 4:15 PM
Kerry home with radon levels amongst the highest in Europe

Irish Radiation Experts address conference on Nuclear Safety in Europe - Jun 28 2011, 4:38 PM
Fukushima reminds us that there is no room for complacency, RPII


September 2011

Testing for radon in South Tipperary homes has increased in the past four months - Sep 09 2011, 10:16 AM
Yet many thousands of families may unknowingly be living with a threat to their health

Galway radon week - Sep 30 2011, 1:10 PM
RPII to highlight danger of exposure to cancer causing radon gas during a week-long awareness drive in Galway


October 2011

Galway home had 18 times the acceptable level of cancer-causing radon gas - Oct 07 2011, 1:17 PM
More than one in five homes tested in Galway have high levels of radon

Strong turnout at public meetings in Galway on cancer-causing radon gas - Oct 14 2011, 1:31 PM
Radon is only a problem if you ignore it, take the radon test - RPII


November 2011

Government establish high level group to reduce lung cancer deaths due to radon in Ireland - Nov 24 2011, 2:44 PM
Radon is linked to up to 200 lung cancer deaths each year in Ireland

Significant progress made on radiation protection in Ireland - Nov 29 2011, 2:48 PM
RPII Publishes Annual Report for 2010


December 2011

Over 1300 homes test for radon in Galway in the past two months - Dec 02 2011, 9:31 AM
Yet many thousands of families may unknowingly be living with a threat to their health