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.


Photographs from the 2017 annual meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency are available from the following link.


Radiobiology Research Workshop

The IRRS would like to inform you that the inaugural TrAnslational Radiobiology Group Trinity (TARGeT) 'Radiobiology Research Workshop' will take place on the 2nd March 2018 in the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at St. James's Hospital, Dublin.
This workshop will bring together researchers, clinicians and students working in radiation biology research across Ireland and the UK to facilitate the sharing of data, findings and ideas and to foster new collaborations. Please see flyer  for further details.
Registration is free but required by emailing target1@tcd.ie by 16th February 2018.
Abstracts are invited for selected Flash Presentations. Please submit abstracts by emailing target1@tcd.ie by 11th February 2018.
If you have any queries, please email target1@tcd.ie.


IRRS Annual Meeting

This year our annual meeting was hosted at the Environmental Protection Agency on November 10-11th. The annual IRRS meeting is an opportunity to meet members, share ideas and continue to contribute to our field. It is an opportunity for IRRS members to give an update on on-going research activities as well as enabling young researchers to present their exciting work and engage with the Society. The guest speaker this year was Professor Brenda Howard from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, United Kingdom. Professor Brenda Howard’s keynote lecture was titled, “Comparison of remediation after the Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi accidents”. Student prizes were awarded to Orlaith Hamm from Waterford Institute of Technology and Hugo Moreira from Queen's University Belfast. The student prizes are intended to honour and encourage students who display a high level of excellence in their current research.