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# tsunami - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Japanese dash to recover decomposing bodies near Fukushima

As levels of radiation from nuclear plant stabilise, nearly 1,000 searchers begin trawl through 20km exclusion zone.

# tsunami - Monday 4 April, 2011

Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty

On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.

# tsunami - Sunday 3 April, 2011

Second attempt to plug Fukushima leak not working

Experts have said that it could take several months to bring Japan’s stricken nuclear plant under control.

# tsunami - Saturday 2 April, 2011

Radioactive water leaks from Japanese nuclear plant

Highly radioactive water has seeped into the sea beside Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant – however experts say that the Pacific ocean will dilute the amounts to safe levels.

# tsunami - Friday 1 April, 2011

Review of Japanese radiation measurements ordered

Latest figures show that radiation exceeding government safety limits has seeped into groundwater at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

# tsunami - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Radiation contagion fear sees Japan's evacuees turned away

Meanwhile, the IAEA says radiation levels beyond the Fukushima plant evacuation zone are higher than the IAEA’s criteria for evacuation.

# tsunami - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Shares in Fukushima plant owner TEPCO plunge

Meanwhile, the company confirms that its CEO has been hospitalised with dizziness.

Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors

Officials consider draping fabric over the country’s damaged nuclear reactors – as seawater outside the damaged Fukushima plant is found to contain 3,335 times the usual amount of radioactive iodine.

# tsunami - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Japan on "maximum alert" as nuclear and earthquake crises continue

Japanese PM says country facing worst crises in decades as nuclear officials say removing radioactive water from the Fukushima plant is an urgent task.

# tsunami - Sunday 27 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the rising price of managing our banks, saturation coverage of the Moriarty findings, and the reason Dublin’s swans died.

# tsunami - Saturday 26 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Radiation levels above safety limit recorded in sea by Fukushima plant

Officials working to discover source of radiation leak after concerns emerged earlier over possible breach to core of one of the plant’s six units.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning: ECB preparing emergency funds for Irish banks; radiation leaked into sea near Fukushima; and rebels take key Libyan city.

# tsunami - Friday 25 March, 2011

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Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima

Work at plant halted again today as officials try to assess if the third reactor’s core has a crack or hole in it.

# tsunami - Thursday 24 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning: Bailout looks increasingly likely for Portugal; Fukushima workers exposed to radiation; and the Oxford English Dictionary ‘hearts’ new words.

# tsunami - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Thieves make away with €348k after tsunami opens vault

Power outages are thought to have led to vault opening following the earthquakes and tsunami.

Power cables hooked up to all of Fukushima's reactors

But workers at the quake-struck nuclear power plant have more checks to carry out before they can switch the power on to the reactors’ cooling pumps.

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Rhinos fine Bailey over tsunami comments

The Leeds Rhinos prop has issued a statement apologising for insensitive remarks made on Facebook.

Fukushima radiation fears: Q&A on food safety

Radiation contamination has been reported in some food in Japan. Here, experts answer questions about the real dangers of the contamination.

# tsunami - Monday 21 March, 2011

'No quick fix' at Fukushima nuclear plant

Restoring power to all six units at the Japanese power station is vital – but some of the cooling system’s key pumps now need to be replaced entirely.

Driver films the terrifying moment his car is engulfed by the tsunami (Video)

Driver had a miracle escape as his car was hit by a wall of water on March 11 – but kept going.

Fukushima workers pulled from reactor after smoke rises

Japanese authorities confirm workers evacuated after smoke seen rising from Reactor 3 as efforts to cool the plant’s nuclear reactors continue.

# tsunami - Sunday 20 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on today’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Progress made in work to restore power supply to Japan's Fukushima plant

Authorities say power reconnected to two reactors and add that pressure within Reactor 3 has stabilised.

Two survivors rescued nine days after Japan’s devastating earthquake

Good news comes as police in Miyagi Prefecture warn that deaths there alone could reach 15,000.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know: Airstrikes target Libya; elections in Egypt and Haiti; Japan close to restoring power to Fukushima plant; and a super view of a super moon.

# tsunami - Saturday 19 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on today’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Fukushima cooling efforts continue as high radiation levels discovered in food

Japanese authorities carrying out further tests after radiation contamination discovered in spinach and milk produced near Fukushima plant.

# tsunami - Friday 18 March, 2011

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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

'Minuscule' fallout reaches United States

Tiny amounts of radioactive fallout has reached the US – but experts say that initial readings are “about a billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening”.

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Japanese student discovers her family is alive through YouTube

A Japanese student living in California had given up hope that her family was still alive – but then a friend uncovered a video on YouTube.

Department dismisses Fianna Fáil criticism of "hands-off" Gilmore

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins says Irish citizens in Tokyo have been forced to turn to other embassies seeking advice.

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Dogs demonstrate true loyalty in stricken Japan

A dog has been filmed protecting his injured canine friend in a video that has captured the hearts of people worldwide.

# tsunami - Thursday 17 March, 2011

Japanese helicopters dump water on stricken reactor

Military helicopters have been dumping loads of seawater onto Japan’s stricken nuclear complex this morning, in an attempt to cool overheated uranium fuel that could potentially release more radiation.

# tsunami - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

New power line may ease meltdown fears at Fukushima plant

A new power line could restore electricity to the Fukushima plant, enabling a steady water supply to be pumped around the reactors to prevent meltdown.

Irish warned against non-essential travel to Japan

French government urging its citizens to leave Tokyo and move to the south of the country or return to France, while British embassy is organising transport to help people leave tsunami-struck Sendai.

# tsunami - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

What are the dangers of exposure to radiation?

Small amounts of radiation have been released from Japan’s Fukushima plant – but what risks, if any, does this pose to the local population?

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

"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.

Japan’s mainland rocked by magnitude 6.1 aftershock

Japan’s mainland is hit by a significant aftershock – the largest to have struck inland since last Friday’s main earthquake.