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# Nuclear Power

This year
Russian-held nuclear power plant in Ukraine switches to emergency generators
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has warned the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is ‘extremely vulnerable’.
Germany to shut its last nuclear power plants this weekend despite energy crisis
The last three reactors were due to be switched off on 31 December last year but that deadline was extended.
Last year
First Ukrainian grain ship docks in Turkey after being turned away
The top UN official overseeing the deal said the first shipments of Ukrainian wheat are expected next week.
Irish MEPs split on potential EU classification of nuclear energy as green
A full vote on the proposed changes is set to take place in Strasbourg next month.
MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas
The divisive proposal would classify natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments.
At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power
A report by
Lauren Boland
A European Commission proposal would classify natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments, sparking backlash from anti-nuclear states.
Five Irish MEPs will oppose a controversial green label for natural gas and nuclear power, with others still to decide, Lauren Boland reports.
The European Commission proposal would classify gas and nuclear as sustainable investments, which has sparked backlash from anti-nuclear countries.
Ireland's Department of Finance and the Department of the Environment are now considering the draft text.
'A step on the road': The climate action that Ireland will - and won't - take in 2022
Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy
EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas
If a majority of member states back the proposal, it will become EU law, coming into effect from 2023.
All time
Belgium aims to phase out nuclear power plants
A political commitment to phase out nuclear energy dates back to 2003, but successive Belgian governments have waffled to seal the deal.
Construction on a Welsh nuclear power station 105 km from Ireland is being frozen
Hitachi says it is shelving the project “at this time”.
Russia denies it had a nuclear accident after radioactive pollution reported to be 986 times higher
A station close to the Mayak nuclear facility in the Chelyabinsk region detected “extremely high pollution”.
At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD
The UK-Ireland Contact Group on Radiological Matters is meeting in Dublin today.
5 ways to increase your power for on the field or in the gym
You don’t need a lot of equipment to really develop in this area, writes David Last.
Explosion at French nuclear plant causes injuries but no 'radiation risk'
Several people were injured but there was no radiation leak at the plant in Flamanville.
Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel
Khawaja Asif was widely mocked for his blunder.
Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland
A recent BBC panorama investigation suggested there were serious safety concerns at the plant.
The UK is to push ahead with a new nuclear power station across the Irish Sea
The Hinkley Point project had been thrown into doubt but it will go ahead.
Calls for Sellafield to be closed down after investigation exposes safety concerns
BBC Panorama found that radioactive materials have been stored in degrading plastic bottles.
Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?
Last week, the UK government stalled on signing off on a new nuclear power plant – just the latest setback in a decade long saga.
Poll: Should Ireland start using nuclear power?
It was announced yesterday that a new nuclear power plant would be built close to Ireland.
A new nuclear power station will be built 250 km from the Irish coast
The Hinkley Point power station is the UK’s first for 20 years.
North Korea has staged a rare party congress where the agenda is unknown
State television provided no live coverage of the congress itself while foreign journalists were not allowed inside.
The true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that saved Europe
Three men risked their lives by climbing into a pool of radioactive water in an attempt to stop an explosion that would have destroyed the entire plant.
30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.
Remember iodine tablets? You won't be getting them again
But only because there threat of nuclear annihilation has receded. Yay.
New York nuclear power plant 'stable' after fire triggers shutdown
The transformer fire was quickly extinguished.
Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?
Energy Minister Alex White says nuclear power needs to be included in the debate.
Ireland 'cannot rule out' nuclear power says the Energy Minister
Alex White says he understands concerns over nuclear power.
Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?
The pros of going nuclear far outweigh the cons, and the overall net benefit is is much greater than continuing to burn fossil fuels.
The EU has approved a nuclear plant to be built 240km from Ireland
Hinkley Point is a £16 billion development in Somerset.
No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland
Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.
'No health threat to Irish people' as four UK nuclear reactors are shut down
The old cracking in the boiler spine playing havoc again.
An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled against the Irish body today over the Hinkley Point power plant project.
Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?
Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.
Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted?
The Green Paper on Energy says it would be “technically possible” to build a small nuclear power plant in County Clare.
'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons
Fianna Fáil’s Kieran Hartley says that the government should be looking at alternative energy sources and explains why he wouldn’t mind a wind turbine in a community, as long as it is benefiting that community.
Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'
As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.
An Taisce take failed legal challenge against new UK power station to appeal court
The National Trust contends that the building a nuclear station on the west coast of the UK was against international, EU, and English law.
Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'
All non-essential staff at the site were asked not to report to work this morning because of the elevated radiation levels detected overnight.
Sellafield says there is 'no risk to public' because of elevated radiation levels
Staff have been sent home from the facility in Cumbria.
Uncertainty over progress in Iran talks as Kerry set to leave Geneva
US Secretary of State is to leave for London, while Iran’s chief negotiator expressed doubts over a deal.