- Aarhus Convention
- Access to Information on the Environment
- Environmental Radiation
- LIFE Programme
- Environment Technology Action Plan (ETAP)
- Genetically Modified Organisms
- North/South Unit
- Local Agenda 21
- EU & International Unit
- Sustainable Development
- Environmental Liability Directive Consultation Process
- Emergency Planning
- Environmental Assessment
- Industrial Emissions
- Mét Éireann
- UNECE Protocol on PRTRs Public Consultation
The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government is responsible for implementing Government policy in regard to nuclear safety, nuclear emergency preparedness and radiological protection.
Ireland's policies on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament are the responsibility of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Ireland is opposed to the use of nuclear energy, as it believes the environmental, health and safety risks and impacts outweigh any perceived benefits arising from this industry.
Ireland recognises that some other countries do not share this position. However, Ireland takes the view that nuclear power plants, wherever located, must comply fully with all relevant conventions and legal provisions in regard to health, safety standards, environmental impact and economic justification.
Where the risk posed by the operation of nuclear installations in neighbouring countries is considered untenable, Ireland will use every diplomatic, legal and other route available to it to have the installation closed and decommissioned safely.
- Risks to Ireland from Incidents at the Sellafield Site (pdf, 354 kb)
- Report of the INEX-3 Exercise (pdf, 1,955 kb)
- Safeguarding Ireland from Nuclear Accidents - Information Leaflet (pdf, 1,012 kb)
- Radon in Existing Buildings - Corrective Options - Information Leaflet (pdf, 888 kb)
- Exercise Euranos 2007 (pdf, 1,118 kb)
- more publications
- 17/02/14: Minister Hogan Launches National Radon Control Strategy for Ireland
- 12/06/13: Irish EU Presidency concludes negotiations on the Basic Safety Standards Directive for protection against the dangers from exposure to ionising radiation
- 17/01/13: Launch of the Public Consultation on the draft National Radon Control Strategy for Ireland
- 10/11/11: Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D. nominates Professor William Reville to Chair the Board of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII).