Last update : June 11, 2015 National competent authoritiesNational competent authorities: The national competent authority with respect to occupational exposure to ionising radiation is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) web: www.epa.ie National legislative frameworkMain texts of the national regulation: The primary Irish legislation governing the protection of workers and members of the public from ionising radiation is the Radiological Protection Act, 1991, which establishes the legal basis for radiological protection in Ireland. The Radiological Protection Act, 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Order, 2000 (Statutory Instrument 125 of 2000) sets out the main ionising radiation regulations. Provisions more stringent than the Directive EURATOM: No National dose registerNational body responsible of national statistics: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for the operation of the National Dose Register (NDR). Approved dosimetry services have since 2012 been required as a condition of their approval to provide dosimetry data directly to the NDR. Air operators are required to evaluate the extent of exposure to air crew from cosmic radiation using a recognised computer code and to report annually the result of such evaluations to the EPA. This has not yet been integrated into the NDR. Types of recorded data: Passive dosimetryAircrew external dosimetryData sender to the register: Only several dosimetry services (e.g. only officially approved dosimetry services)Doses received in another country: NoDirect access to the register data: AuthoritiesOther access to the register data: WorkersAuthoritiesEmployer Radiation passbookWorkers with radiation passbook: NoneRadiation passbook centralisation: No Approved dosimetry servicesApproval of dosimetry services: Bodies providing dosimetry services in Ireland pursuant to S.I. 125 of 2000 must be apporved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Approved dosimetry services: 6 services are approved for external dosimetry Amersham Dosimetry ServicesGE Healthcare LtdBuckinghamshire HP7 9LL, UK Dosilab AGCH-3098 Koeniz, Switzerland Public Health EnglandOxon OX11 0RQ, UK Landauer EuropeOxford OX5 1JE, UK Mirion TechnologiesCalifornia 92614, USA RRPPSBirmingham B30 3HP, UK Individual monitoring services: 1 service provides personal radon monitoring Intercomparison measurement programs: Yes2 years External exposureReference dosimetry: Passive dosimetryCategory B workers: YesPositioning of the dosemeter: Under the lead apronPassive dosimetry - Radiation background: The approval criteria do not specify, which background subtraction method is to be used so long as the dosemeters meet the specified performance criteria. The method of background subtraction is a matter, therefore, for individual Approved Dosimetry Services. Duration of the monitoring: The duration of monitoring is not set in law. Description of the personal whole body dosemetersWhole body dosimetry: TLDRPLOSLSSNTDBubbledetectorsOthers(precise which one)Recording level(mSv) Photon or photon/electronHp(10)YNYNN0.1 Photon or photon/electronHp(0.07)YNYNN0.1 NeutronHp(10)YNYNNTrack etch0.2 Description of the personal extremity dosemeters (ring)Extremity dosemeter (ring): TLDOthers(precise which one)Recording level(mSv) Photon/electronHp(0.07)Y0.1 Description of the personal extremity dosemeters (wrist)Extremity dosemeter (wrist): TLDOthers(precise which one)Recording level(mSv) Photon/electronHp(0.07)N PhotonHp(10)N NeutronHp(0.07), Hp(10)N Description of the lens dosemetersLens dosemeter: TLDOthers(precise which one)Recording level(mSv) Photon/electronHp(0.07), Hp(3), Hp(10)N Aircrew exposureAircrew monitoring: Calcualted annually on the basis of flight records Internal exposure monitoringIn vivo measurements: In vivo measurements are not routinely undertaken. Radiotoxicological analysis: Radiotoxicological analyses are not routinely undertaken. Internal commited dose assessment: Internal committed dose assessments are not routinely undertaken. Recording level for internal commited dose: No level in place. Radon exposureMonitoring radon exposure: Assessment of personal radon exposure is not routinely carried out. Radon control is normally on the basis of area measurements. Area measurments carried out for assessment of compliance with the national reference level (200Bq/m3) are generally undertaken using long term passive measurements.