“Gardaí have issued a warning to the public after radioactive material was taken in a burglary in Swords, Co Dublin over the weekend.
“Seven lightning preventers, which were contained in a red metal box, were taken during the course of the burglary.”
“They have the appearance of aluminium or stainless steel but are of no scrap value.”
“Gardaí say these are highly dangerous and should not be touched or approached.”
“The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland has said “if handled they will cause radioactive contamination to the person’s hands and clothing with the possibly of internal radioactive contamination.”