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National Plan for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Exposures

The National Plan for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Exposures co-ordinates the emergency response to a situation where Ireland is threatened with or experiencing a widespread emergency level of radioactive contamination, whether the contamination source is in Ireland, the UK or another country. 

While the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment has overall lead responsibility for the Plan, important support roles are also provided by other Departments and Agencies, including:

  • Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Department of the Taoiseach
  • Department of Defence 
  • Department of Health
  • Health Service Executive
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine
  • Food Safety Authority of Ireland
  • An Garda Siochana
  • Irish Coast Guard

The Plan can be viewed here​.