What we regulate

We regulate users of ionising radiation

The EPA’s Office of Radiological Protection (EPA-ORP) regulates and licences almost 1700 practices in Ireland. These include

  • Hospitals
  • Dentists
  • Veterinary surgeons
  • Universities
  • Institutes of technology
  • Industrial users

The EPA also regulates the exposure of aircrew to cosmic radiation, and, where appropriate, work activities involving Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM).

pie chart with a breakdown of licenses per sector for year 2016