The Cork branch of Irish CND collecting signatures in College Green, Dublin, in 1984 for petitions asking presidents Reagan and Andropov to stop the arms race. The petitions were placed in the mock missiles and delivered to the US and Soviet embassies. Photograph: Pat Langan

Fears that a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite might crash to Earth in Ireland triggered a plan from the Nuclear Energy Board, according to a report su(...)

A general view of the Sellafield nuclear plant  in England. Photograph: Getty

Where you live in Ireland dictates your risk of developing lung cancer caused by exposure to radioactivity. People living in areas where naturally occ(...)

Lung cancer is the major but not the only ill-effect of smoking cigarettes. Cancer Research UK cites smoking cigarettes as causing 83 per cent of lung(...)

Radon is the second biggest cause of lung cancer after smoking and is directly linked to more than 200 lung cancer deaths in Ireland annually.

Galway has the highest number of homes with unsafe levels of radon gas, while a home in Tralee, Co Kerry, is the worst individual case identified in n(...)

Britain’s nuclear move

Britain is running out of energy – specifically, electricity generation capacity. As coal-fired power plants are closed down to avoid adding to the ca(...)

 Gardai have renewed an appeal for the return of  radioactive material that was taken during the course of the burglary in Dublin 10 days ago.

Gardaí have renewed their warning to the public over radioactive material stolen 10 days ago in Dublin.The seven rods are contained in a red box which(...)

Image of the stolen box containing radioactive material has been released by the Radiological Protection Agency and gardaí

Gardaí and the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) have appealed for the urgent return of radioactive lightning preventers apparently (...)

File image Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Britain’s nuclear power plant building programme poses only a “very low” risk to Ireland. That is the view of the Radiological Protectio(...)