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# nuclear - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?
# Energy
# Energy

Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?

Nov 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 846 Views 165 Comments

The pros of going nuclear far outweigh the cons, and the overall net benefit is is much greater than continuing to burn fossil fuels.

# nuclear - Monday 29 September, 2014

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

Sep 29th 2014, 9:50 PM 7,420 Views 103 Comments

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

# nuclear - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Sep 11th 2014, 8:56 PM 9,135 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Oscar Pistorius verdict, staff at University Hospital Galway being disciplined and Leo Varadkar responding to criticism from the Taoiseach.

# nuclear - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'No health threat to Irish people' as four UK nuclear reactors are shut down
# Its Pronounced Nu-cular
# Its Pronounced Nu-cular

'No health threat to Irish people' as four UK nuclear reactors are shut down

Aug 12th 2014, 5:27 PM 14,228 Views 61 Comments

The old cracking in the boiler spine playing havoc again.

# nuclear - Friday 8 August, 2014

Concerns raised about Irish nuclear risk
# Sellafield
# Sellafield

Concerns raised about Irish nuclear risk

Aug 8th 2014, 6:26 PM 12,270 Views 69 Comments

Sinn Féin have reacted to the potential harm that health and safety lapses at the controversial Sellafield plant could have.

# nuclear - Friday 1 August, 2014

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station

Aug 1st 2014, 10:21 PM 10,155 Views 92 Comments

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled against the Irish body today over the Hinkley Point power plant project.

# nuclear - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,168 Views 144 Comments

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.

# nuclear - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Opinion: A green lifestyle is a nice but trivial gesture – we must focus on nuclear fusion
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: A green lifestyle is a nice but trivial gesture – we must focus on nuclear fusion

May 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 95 Views 125 Comments

Is nuclear fusion the answer to the world energy crisis? It might be the only future hope to power our planet.

# nuclear - Sunday 11 May, 2014

These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now
# Japan
# Japan

These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now

May 11th 2014, 11:30 AM 21,551 Views 38 Comments

The entire area around the nuclear disaster site remains empty.

# nuclear - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Opinion: The King of Monsters, America, and the legacy of the bomb – will Godzilla be done justice?
# Lost In Translation
# Lost In Translation

Opinion: The King of Monsters, America, and the legacy of the bomb – will Godzilla be done justice?

May 3rd 2014, 7:00 PM 269 Views 27 Comments

Director Gareth Edwards must balance the demands of a big budget blockbuster with the historical and cultural importance of Godzilla. Not a simple task, as previous versions have shown.

# nuclear - Saturday 26 April, 2014

28 years on and the struggle continues for those affected by the world's biggest nuclear disaster
# Chernobyl Anniversary
# Chernobyl Anniversary

28 years on and the struggle continues for those affected by the world's biggest nuclear disaster

Apr 26th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,550 Views 27 Comments

The increasingly volatile situation in strife-torn Ukraine is raising new fears for Chernobyl.

# nuclear - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:10 AM 9,916 Views 41 Comments

Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.

# nuclear - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Warning that North Korea could be carrying out a new nuclear test
# Test Site
# Test Site

Warning that North Korea could be carrying out a new nuclear test

Apr 22nd 2014, 8:05 AM 8,294 Views 31 Comments

If the country goes ahead with the test, it could be a ‘game changer’, South Korea’s foreign minister has warned

# nuclear - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels
# European Elections
# European Elections

Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels

Apr 20th 2014, 11:30 AM 6,686 Views 50 Comments

Currently a Dundalk town councillor, Dearey will be running in the new Midlands-North-West constituency.

# nuclear - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Boeing is allowed to sell spare aircraft parts to Iran - but not new planes
# Trade
# Trade

Boeing is allowed to sell spare aircraft parts to Iran - but not new planes

Apr 5th 2014, 3:05 PM 7,305 Views 18 Comments

This is the first time the US has issued a license of this kind since the 1979 embargo.

# nuclear - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Meet the former Rainbow Warrior hoping to help the Greens surf back to electoral success...
# Grace O'sullivan
# Grace O'sullivan

Meet the former Rainbow Warrior hoping to help the Greens surf back to electoral success...

Mar 30th 2014, 10:30 AM 10,989 Views 132 Comments

Former surf champion Grace O’Sullivan’s prioritising jobs in the area of maritime tourism, as she bids for a seat in the ten county ‘Ireland South’ constituency.

# nuclear - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'

Mar 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 176 Views 66 Comments

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.

# nuclear - Thursday 6 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Mar 6th 2014, 8:45 AM 7,976 Views 0 Comments

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

# nuclear - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Nuclear talks back on in Vienna --- but little optimism a deal can be agreed
# Curbs
# Curbs

Nuclear talks back on in Vienna --- but little optimism a deal can be agreed

Feb 18th 2014, 7:46 AM 3,041 Views 10 Comments

Iran and six world powers are hoping to reach a final deal on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme.

# nuclear - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow
# An Taisce
# An Taisce

Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow

Dec 4th 2013, 9:57 PM 11,805 Views 61 Comments

An Taisce claims permission for a new plant at Hinkley Point shouldn’t have been given as there was no consultation with the Irish people.

# nuclear - Monday 25 November, 2013

Israel blasts Iran nuclear deal as a 'historic mistake'
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Israel blasts Iran nuclear deal as a 'historic mistake'

Nov 25th 2013, 9:11 AM 7,654 Views 163 Comments

It follows the easing economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for steps to curb its nuclear programme.

# nuclear - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Iran deal wins praise, amid warnings next steps will be tougher
# Nuclear Talks
# Nuclear Talks

Iran deal wins praise, amid warnings next steps will be tougher

Nov 24th 2013, 6:50 PM 5,138 Views 25 Comments

After almost a decade of stalemate, three rounds of negotiations since September led to a pre-dawn interim deal in Geneva.

Obama: Iran nuclear deal 'an important first step'
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Obama: Iran nuclear deal 'an important first step'

Nov 24th 2013, 9:42 AM 3,932 Views 73 Comments

Obama said in a statement that the announcement “achieves a great deal”.

# nuclear - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Top world diplomats in 'homestretch' for Iran nuclear deal
# Talks
# Talks

Top world diplomats in 'homestretch' for Iran nuclear deal

Nov 23rd 2013, 10:06 AM 3,669 Views 19 Comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva for the talks today.

# nuclear - Monday 18 November, 2013

Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima

Nov 18th 2013, 9:04 AM 6,541 Views 12 Comments

Moving the uranium and plutonium fuel rods from a reactor building is the most difficult task so far in the decommissioning of the nuclear plant.

# nuclear - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Rouhani vows to protect Iran's nuclear rights
# Iran
# Iran

Rouhani vows to protect Iran's nuclear rights

Nov 10th 2013, 11:38 AM 5,269 Views 71 Comments

The Iranian president says that there are “red lines that won’t be crossed”.

# nuclear - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods

Nov 7th 2013, 8:16 AM 4,591 Views 13 Comments

Nuclear engineers will remove the uranium and plutonium fuel rods as part of the decades-long decommissioning of the plant after the worst atomic accident in a generation.

# nuclear - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog

Nov 6th 2013, 11:35 AM 4,049 Views 8 Comments

The Irish government welcomed the report and says it will work with the UK on the decommissioning of the site.

# nuclear - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Met Eireann to help in emergencies where hazardous material is put into the atmosphere
# Weather Patterns
# Weather Patterns

Met Eireann to help in emergencies where hazardous material is put into the atmosphere

Oct 27th 2013, 4:02 PM 15,835 Views 22 Comments

The service will aid agencies forecast the spread of radiation and other hazardous materials.

# nuclear - Monday 21 October, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Oct 21st 2013, 9:46 AM 15,338 Views 230 Comments

Britain is building a new nuclear reactor to provide electricity for homes – but should Ireland follow suit?

British nuclear plant deal to be challenged in court by An Taisce
# Hinkley Point
# Hinkley Point

British nuclear plant deal to be challenged in court by An Taisce

Oct 21st 2013, 9:25 AM 8,794 Views 55 Comments

EDF, the French energy giant, has agreed a deal to build two reactors at Hinkley Point, in Somerset.

# nuclear - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"
# Contaminated
# Contaminated

Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"

Aug 28th 2013, 8:25 AM 5,792 Views 14 Comments

The nuclear regulator in Japan had originally given it a rating of Level 1, an ‘anomaly’.

# nuclear - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years

Aug 21st 2013, 10:34 AM 4,307 Views 22 Comments

Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.

Jordan to build its first nuclear research reactor
# Energy
# Energy

Jordan to build its first nuclear research reactor

Aug 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 4,354 Views 54 Comments

The desert kingdom which doesn’t have any oil is looking at ways to meet its energy needs.

# nuclear - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

New Iran PM wants "serious" nuclear talks
# Iran
# Iran

New Iran PM wants "serious" nuclear talks

Aug 6th 2013, 6:52 PM 4,843 Views 54 Comments

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said he would not surrender Iran’s rights but wanted to allay Western concerns.

# nuclear - Monday 15 July, 2013

Column: Is it time for the US to abandon the pipe dream of missile defence?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is it time for the US to abandon the pipe dream of missile defence?

Jul 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 24 Views 37 Comments

While protect itself with the threat of using nuclear weapons is far from ideal, it is infinitely preferable to the situation in which the US has now found itself: chasing its tail over costly and ineffective missile technology, writes Jason Douglas.

# nuclear - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'

Jul 10th 2013, 8:30 PM 5,567 Views 10 Comments

The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.

# nuclear - Saturday 6 July, 2013

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions
# Tensions
# Tensions

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions

Jul 6th 2013, 12:06 PM 2,791 Views 6 Comments

The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.

# nuclear - Friday 21 June, 2013

New radioactive water leak at Fukushima
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

New radioactive water leak at Fukushima

Jun 21st 2013, 8:42 AM 4,071 Views 37 Comments

More than 18,000 people died when the towering tsunami smashed into Japan’s northeast in March 2011 setting off the crisis at Fukushima.

# nuclear - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech
# Potus On Tour
# Potus On Tour

Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech

Jun 19th 2013, 9:54 AM 2,682 Views 14 Comments

The US President will use an open-air speech to propose a reduction in American and Russian warheads.