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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Asbestos

Last year
Johnson & Johnson to replace talc baby powder with cornstarch-based alternative next year
The pharmaceutical giant has forked out billions in payouts to customers who said the talc was contaminated with asbestos.
All time
'Pass Freely': New Dublin street art honours lives lost to Covid-19
The mural was created by renowned street artist Asbestos.
Sligo residents evacuated following asbestos fire in Larkhill area
No injuries have been reported following the blaze.
Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide
So far this year, there have been six reported construction-related deaths.
Johnson & Johnson recalls 33,000 bottles of baby powder in US over asbestos concerns
The recalled lot consists of bottles which were distributed last year.
Toxic asbestos and large quantities of rubble discovered in popular Donegal beauty spot
The hazardous material was found dumped in the Glenveagh National Park in Donegal.
Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast
It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.
People warned to stay indoors after fire at Arklow warehouse releases asbestos
Residents reported asbestos landing on cars in the area for hours after the fire.
Firefighters have been battling this blaze at a Carlow factory all through the night
Locals have been told to keep their windows and doors shut because of toxic particles in the air.
Fleet-wide check under way after asbestos found on Naval ships
The LÉ Ciara and LÉ Orla are currently out of action as a specialist contractor removes the potentially lethal substance from the vessels.
Asbestos found at University Hospital Galway
However, the HSE says there is no danger to the public.
Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months
The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.
Medical exams underway on staff of navy ships where asbestos detected
Earlier this year asbestos was detected on LE Orla and LE Ciara naval ships.
Asbestos found on LÉ Aoife this week should have been removed a decade ago
The ship was taken out of action for a period this week while items were inspected for asbestos.
Eurovision, RTÉ Guide and Dr Dre: The week in numbers
Plus: Who was on the top-selling edition of the RTE Guide this year?
Hundreds of Irish soldiers were exposed to asbestos while serving overseas
However, the Defence Forces were unaware for almost ten years.
Legal advice sought after dozens potentially exposed to asbestos on Irish naval ship
A number of civilians are thought to have been involved in the incident as well.
Someone has been illegally dumping asbestos around Clare
Clare County Council has started an investigation to find out who has been depositing asbestos at nine places around the county.
MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings
If passed in parliament, a new report would also see member states required to provide increased protection and training for workers.
Investigation continues into whether Sligo fire site contained asbestos
Residents were urged to close their windows following last night’s fire at a commercial unit on Ballast Quay.
Abbey Theatre to close after asbestos discovery
The asbestos, which can cause serious health problems if inhaled, was found during a building inspection in January. The theatre will close for nine weeks.