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# sellafield - Monday 4 September, 2017

Government says chances of a nuclear disaster impacting Ireland is low - but there is a risk

The costs associated with such a disaster range from €4 billion to €161 billion,

# sellafield - Thursday 27 April, 2017

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.

# sellafield - Thursday 8 December, 2016

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.

# sellafield - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

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.

# sellafield - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

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.

# sellafield - Friday 8 August, 2014

Concerns raised about Irish nuclear risk

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

# sellafield - Sunday 20 April, 2014

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

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

# sellafield - Friday 31 January, 2014

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.

# sellafield - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

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

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

# sellafield - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Mitchell: Independent review needed on British nuclear plant risks

The MEP was speaking following confirmation this week that EDF is to build a new nuclear facility at Hinkley Point, on England’s south-west coast.

# sellafield - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.

# sellafield - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The Evening Fix... with added Hobbit Airways

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"

Department of the Environment releases report from independent experts on risk to Ireland of a radioactive leak at the Cumbrian nuclear site as it is being decommissioned.

# sellafield - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Sellafield nuclear waste warning

Operators failed to dispose of radioactive waste properly, as cost of decommissioning site rises, says watchdog.

# sellafield - Friday 8 June, 2012

Sellafield's Thorp plant to close in six years

The controversial plant will close in 2018 once all existing contracts are completed.

# sellafield - Thursday 23 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In this evening’s wrap-up: All eyes on Brussels, a new plant at Sellafield, some classic tourist no-nos, and Dublin Zoo’s latest arrival…

Sellafield to be one of UK’s ‘next generation’ nuclear sites

The Cumbrian nuclear plant is confirmed as one of eight considered suitable for a second new station.

# sellafield - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Sellafield to undergo EU stress tests Nuclear Stress Tests This post contains a poll

Sellafield to undergo EU stress tests

Would stress testing reassure you about the safety of Sellafield?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: OECD calls for dole to be cut; Sellafield to be stress-tested by the EU; and why Cheryl Cole was dropped from the US X Factor.

# sellafield - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Five arrested near Sellafield plant under anti-terrorism laws

Five men are detained under anti-terrorism laws after a raid near the power plant; there’s no link to bin Laden’s death.

# sellafield - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

"Perfectly clear" that corporation tax isn't on table - Kenny

Enda Kenny tells the Dáil he made it clear that Ireland’s corporate tax, and its bailout interest rate, were separate issues.