Welcome to the Irish Radiation Research Society

The Irish Radiation Research Society (IRRS) is an all Ireland nonprofit organisation for researchers in the field of ionising and non ionising radiation. The IRRS aims to promote and advance learning and education in the field of radiation protection and radiation research throughout the island of Ireland.

The socety is affliated to both the International Association for Radiation Research (IARR) and to the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA). The membership of IRRS is drawn from accademic institutions, health research groups and statutory agencies from throughout Ireland.


Affiliated Societies

The IRRS is an associated society of the International Radiation Protection Association. Members of the IRRS represent Ireland through the IRPA for the advancement of radiation protection.
The IRRS is also affiliated to the International Association for Radiation Research, an independent organization of international societies for radiation research, which organizes the International Congress for Radiation Research.

Scholar-in-Training travel awards

The IRRS is proud to offer Scholar-in-Training travel awards to support early career scientists attendance at the 16th International Congress of Radiation Research. The winners of these awards are Aisling Heeran (TCD), Ciaran Fairmichael (QUB), Dinesh Medipally (TUD) and Francisco Liberal (QUB).

The IRRS gratefully acknowledges the Environmental Protection Agency for supporting the Scholar-in-Training travel awards.

IRRS Annual Meeting

The 2018 IRRS meeting was held in Queen’s University Belfast June 25th-27th. This was a joint special meeting with the Association for Radiation Research (ARR) and designed to showcase radiation research in the UK and Ireland. This years theme was: health and environmental implications of multidisciplinary radiation research. The IRRS session was all about personalised radiotherapy with speakers Professor Jacinta OSullivan, Dr. Gerard Walls, Ms Soile Tapio, Mr Chris Talbot, and Mr Daniel Cullen. The meeting was well attended with over 100 participants. As always we acknowledge the generous support from our meeting sponsors who included the Irish Environmental Protection Agency and Queen’s University Belfast.


Photographs from the 2018 annual meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency are available from the following link.