In the News

Some Irish Newspaper and Media Articles over the years

19/7/20 – Dublin – TD Richard Boyd Barrett signals opposition to mobile masts by Killiney creche https://www.thetimes.co.uk

30/5/20 Laois Councillor calls on 5G companies to be made liable for any ill effects to people https://www.laoistoday.ie

27/5/20  Uproar in Littleton as Eircom mast gets go ahead https://www.tipperarylive.ie

17/4/20  Lack of transparency over 5G masts in Limerick – FIANNA Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has hit out at what he described as a “disgraceful” lack of transparency about the erection of 5G masts in Limerick and across Ireland https://www.limerickpost.ie

27/3/20 – Mobile, broadband suppliers to be given extra radio spectrum ‘Imperative’ that networks can cope during Covid-19 outbreak, says ComReg https://www.irishtimes.com

25/5/20  Eir sells its towers for €300m https://www.independent.ie

02/4/2020 – Plans for telecommunications mast at Dundalk GAA pitch rejected by council https://www.talkofthetown.ie

29/01/20 – Calls for review of legislation which allows erection of ‘intrusive’ masts without planning permission https://www.irishexaminer.com

21/1/20 – Mayo – Bord Pleanála refuse permission for Kilmaine telecommunications mast https://www.mayonews.ie

16/1/20 – Caution has been issued by elected representatives with consideration for ‘the health of future generations’ and that ‘communities could be split’ if masts are to be erected in parts of the county https://www.clareecho.ie

11/01/20 – Kildare County Council turns down telecommunications mast plan for Naas Lawn Tennis Club.  Proposal was met with objections  https://www.leinsterleader.ie

11/01/20 –  Move to oppose 5G technology in Mayo https://www.con-telegraph.ie


2019

‘Urgent action needed’ as cancer rates projected to double in Ireland in the next 25 years  https://www.thejournal.ie

18/12/19  Clare – Controversy Erupts Over Planned Telecoms Mast In Quilty http://www.clare.fm

Cork: Locals win planning row over telecom mast in Watergrasshill https://www.irishexaminer.com

Why everyday wireless technology poses a health risk to children- Prof Tom Butler, UCC https://www.rte.ie

Concern That 15 Metre 5G Mast In Ennis Will “Set Dangerous Precedent” http://www.clare.fm/

Stop 5G Gorey gather views in a motion to Wexford County Council https://www.independent.ie/regionals/goreyguardian

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases https://www.thejournal.ie

Ibec chief quick off mark against ‘populist’ objections to 5G roll-out https://www.irishtimes.com

‘Very strong evidence’ 5G is radiation risk https://www.voicemedia.ie/waterford-today

Residents up in arms over 5G rollout in Co. Leitrim https://www.agriland.ie

Are We Turning a Blind Eye To the Potential Health Risks of Adopting 5G https://irishtechnews.ie

Fear of 5G: Launch of new phone network sparks talk of health hazards, but do you need to worry? https://www.independent.ie/

Cork County Council to seek expert advice after concerns raised about 5G network safety https://www.irishexaminer.com

Buncrana residents object to OPW license for mobile phone antennae on Garda mast http://buncranatogether.com

Fury in Rathvilly as phone mast gets the green light https://carlow-nationalist.ie

Three’s plans for new mast on Dublin Road given the go ahead following appeal https://www.talkofthetown.ie

Laois – New Broadband masts an eyesore https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/

Tipperary Co. Council is considering three planning applications to erect mobile phone masts in Clonmel https://www.tipperarylive.ie

Athenry – Vodafone mobile tower rejected as road safety hazard. https://galwaydaily.com


2018

Decision to build phone mast near West Dublin school slammed as ‘disgraceful’ https://www.dublinlive.ie

Feuds between telcos and councils are fuelling Ireland’s mobile coverage black spots https://www.thejournal.ie

Study suggests mobile phone radiation could affect teenagers’ memory performance https://www.irishexaminer.com


2017

Profits soar through the roof for Garda phone masts https://www.irishmirror.ie

Residents anger over mast location – Knocklyon https://www.echo.ie


2016

There’s a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids’ school – Dun Laoghaire https://www.thejournal.ie

My Electrosensitivity Hell https://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman

Three Ireland ordered to remove Dublin phone mast https://www.irishtimes.com

Three Ireland customers in Dublin facing disruption after mast ruling – “An Bord Pleanála received 38 submissions in total from residents, as well as submissions from former local councillors and TDs, including Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohoe and Labour’s Joe Costello, who also called for its removal” .https://www.siliconrepublic.com

Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead https://www.thejournal.ie


2014

Pylon and Radiation Review ‘Omits Key Studies’  https://www.irishexaminer.com

Coalition TDs: We wouldn’t live near a pylon https://www.irishexaminer.com

Concerned Father in Northern Ireland is held in psychiatric hospital for trying to protect his children from Wifi radiation https://smartmeterharm.org

Network of hi-tech sensors to monitor capital’s ‘quality of life’ Irish Independent.ie

Banning mobile phones and cigarettes – this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life https://www.thejournal.ie

More research needed into possible link between infertility and mobile phones https://www.thejournal.ie


2013 

Windfall Due for Mast Landowners https://www.irishexaminer.com

Letter to the Irish Examiner – Bee Collapse


2012

Leixlip Doctor Warns Dail Committee on Effects of Radiation https://www.leinsterleader.ie

The Warning Signal   John Weigel


2011

Children “Should Not use Mobile Phones” https://www.irishexaminer.com

Vodafone’s Forth Mountain mast plans concern public https://www.wexfordpeople.ie

World expert explains link between EMF and human disease, radiation in Ireland 1,000 times higher than recommendation Dr Gerd Oberfeld speaking in Ireland

Mark Daly (FF) calls on Govt to support legislation on Mobile Phone Labelling https://www.fiannafail.ie

Government ‘in denial about health impact of phone masts’ https://www.irishexaminer.com

Letter to Irish Examiner – John Weigel:  Mobile Phone Findings Challenged https://www.irishexaminer.com

AIRP asks ambassadors to protect 3 ELF-EMF microwave researchers http://www.indymedia.ie

Eight ways to reduce the health risks from mobile phone radiation https://www.thejournal.ie


2010

Woman Struggles to Cope with Allergy to Electricity and Mobile Phone Signals https://www.wexfordpeople.ie


2009

Paschal Donohoe, Fine Gael – Glasnevin Industrial Estate Mast “You’d have to see this mast to believe it. It’s nearly in the back garden of a dozen houses. All many residents can see when they look out their back window is this mast” http://paschaldonohoe.ie

Letter to The Kerryman Newspaper from Dr Andrew Goldsworthy – Radiation from phone masts https://www.independent.ie

Wexford – Mobile phone mast to remain at GAA pitch.A decision taken by Wexford County Council not to allow communications company O2 to keep a mobile phone mast at a GAA pitch in Blackwater has been overturned by An Bord Pleanala.” https://www.independent.ie


2008

Irish Medical Times – Mobile masts meet muted response – Cork University Hospital – Deputy (Ciaran) Lynch (Labour) added that he believed it ‘would not be appropriate for a hospital that has or may in the future treat people with sensitivity to non-ionising microwave radiation emissions’. He continued: “I have concerns as a public representative and also as a former Chair of the Health Forum South that the granting of planning permission may lead to Cork City Council and the HSE risking litigation in the future.” https://www.imt.ie

Health fears over phone masts at pool https://www.herald.ie

No probe on cancer scare garda mast https://www.herald.ie

Phone Mast Fears Grow as More Local Suffer Cancer – West Dublin https://www.herald.ie

D8 Anti Mobile Phone Mast Campaign Begins http://www.indymedia.ie/article

RTE Radio 1 Investigates ‘Worried About Wifi’ https://iervn.files


2007

Farmer Celebrates as Mobile Mast Taken off Land after “Living Hell” https://www.independent.ie

Phone masts near schools ‘may damage’ pupils’ health – INTO President https://www.irishexaminer.com

Cancer survivor among residents opposing mobile phone mast proposal (Limerick/Clare) https://www.irishexaminer.com

Cork – Mobile phone company faces court action in attempt to remove mast https://www.irishexaminer.com

North Clondalkin protest against Mobile Phone Mast http://www.indymedia.ie

Mobiles a Threat to Bees and Humans https://www.irishexaminer.com

Cork – Church Phone Mast Plans Refused  https://www.irishexaminer.com


2006

Meeting hears terrible tales of people suffering problems – Green Party Hold Meeting https://www.independent.ie

Phone masts affecting health nationwide, claim campaigners https://www.breakingnews.ie & https://www.irishexaminer.com/

Phone mast protesters target Ahern (Dalkey, Dublin) https://www.irishtimes.com

Residents protest over south Dublin mast (Shankill Garda Station) https://www.irishtimes.com

Cork – Report overruled to allow phone mast near crèche https://www.irishexaminer.com

Waterford – Parents fear mobile phone mast may pose threat to schoolchildren https://www.irishexaminer.comhttps://www.irishexaminer.com

Protests against spread of phone masts to escalate https://www.independent.ie

Mobile phone mast invasion is a modern plague on all our houses (and health) https://www.independent.ie

Wexford – Resident says mobile phone antenna radiation has driven her from home  https://www.independent.ie


2005

Doctors urge mobile ban for children https://www.irishexaminer.com

Letter to the Editor – Dr E Cullen : Cautionary Approach to Mobile Phone Health https://www.irishexaminer.com

Letter to the Editor – We Must Act on Threat from Phones & Masts  https://www.irishexaminer.com

Letter to the Editor – Mobile phone health threat is very real https://www.irishexaminer.com

21/9/05  Sligo civil servants to strike over phone antennae https://www.irishtimes.com

Phone masts could harm children, claim campaigners https://www.irishexaminer.com

Sinn Fein, Mary Lou McDonald MEP supports phone and broadband mast concerns https://www.sinnfein.ie

Oireachtas Committee to call for phone mast ban near schools  https://www.irishexaminer.com

“A cross-party Oireacthas committee is to call for a ban on mobile phone masts near schools and playgrounds, it emerged today. John Gormley, Green Party chairman, revealed the TDs would recommend restrictions on sites for masts over fears about the effects of radiation on youngsters.”

Monitoring call for mobile phone masts https://www.siliconrepublic.com

Protesters want hospital phone masts removed – University Hospital Cork https://www.irishtimes.com

Getting hung up on mobile masts  https://www.irishtimes.com


2004

Mobile phone mast opponents mount Dáil protest https://www.breakingnews.ie


2003

Louth – A LANDMARK motion has been passed by Louth County Council (LCC) to ensure that mobile phone base stations will not be permitted within 1km of schools. https://www.independent.ie


2002

Cellphone radiation ‘may fuel cancer cell growth’  https://www.irishexaminer.com


2001

Fears over phone mast health risks Northern Ireland https://www.irishexaminer.com

Planning curbs on phone masts eased https://www.irishtimes.com


1999

Telephone antennae on (Garda) station masts opposed https://www.irishtimes.com


1998

Opposition to Mobile Phone Masts – A Public Health Issue :  RTE Archives https://www.rte.ie

Eircell masts study `not extensive enough’ – ICA https://www.irishtimes.com

(TD Mildred) Fox demands deal on mobile phone masts for Wicklow https://www.irishtimes.com

Kerrykeel, Donegal – O’Donoghue intervenes in battle over phones mast. “A LAST-minute intervention by Minister for Justice John O’Donoghue prevented the installation of Esat Digifone mobile phone antennae in the north Donegal village of Kerrykeel yesterday. It followed a night of tension culminating in violent clashes between gardai in riot gear and local people when the crane arrived shortly after dawn. Five men, including a father and son, were arrested by gardai for breaches of the peace but were later released without charge.  https://www.independent.ie

 


1997

Phone masts causing `serious concern’ on health grounds https://www.irishtimes.com

Radiation row over boost for mobile phones (Carrick-on-Shannon) https://www.independent.ie/

“And residents point out that in issuing guidelines on erection of phone masts last year the then Environment Minister Brendan Howlin stated that “only as a last resort should free-standing masts be located in residential areas or beside schools.’ ”