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Education and training

None of the higher education institutions offer a degree or carry out research in the nuclear field. There are, however, small number of courses offered in the nuclear field by the School of Physical Sciences of the Dublin City University (Applied Spectroscopy, Laser Physics and Medical Applications and Medical Imaging Radiation Physics) and the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) (Radiation, Nuclear and Particle Physics).

Human resources and knowledge management

Ireland does not have a nuclear power programme or any nuclear facility.

The main nuclear authorities are the Radiological Protection Institute which is in charge of the nuclear and radiological matters and the National Emergency Plan for Nuclear Accidents (NEPNA), which coordinates the emergency response to a radioactive contamination in Ireland.