Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 July 2017

The Enviromental Protection Agency manages the national ambient air quality monitoring network. 

The daily limit for PM10 is 50 ug/m3. The limit is deemed breached if more than 35 exceedances occur during the year.  The table below shows the number of exceedances at stations in Ireland based on available data to 31 July 2017.

Station NameNumber of values
greater than
50 ug/m3
(year to date)a
Station LocationStation TypeData available toStation Operator
Rathmines 3 Dublin 6 Urban Background 31 July EPA
Winetavern Street 3 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 6 May Dublin City Council
Phoenix Park 1 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 11 May Dublin City Council
Ballyfermot 1 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 8 May Dublin City Council
Davitt Road 4 Dublin 5 Suburban Background 15 May Dublin City Council
Blanchardstown 3 Dublin 15 Suburban Background 21 June Fingal County Council
Tallaght 2 Dublin 24 Suburban Traffic 21 June South Dublin County Council
Dún Laoghaire 2 Co. Dublin Suburban Background 3 July Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
South Link Road 5 Cork City Urban Traffic 11 July Cork City Council
Heatherton Park 0 Cork City Suburban Background 13 July Cork City Council
Bodkin Roundabout 0 Galway City Suburban Traffic 17 March Public Analyst's Laboratory HSE West
Ennis 7 Co. Clare Suburban Background 31 July EPA
Portlaoise 0 Co. Laois Suburban Background Instrument currently not operational EPA
Ringsend* 3 Dublin 4 Suburban Background 31 January EPA
Castlebar 1 Co. Mayo Suburban Background

6 July

EPA

Claremorris 

1 Co. Mayo

Rural Background

31 July EPA
Kilkitt 0 Co. Monaghan Rural Background 23 July EPA

 *Monitoring at this station commenced in June

 

a Exceedance Dates

Claremorris

 22/01 

 

Castlebar

22/01 

 

Enniscorthy                         

21/01

22/01

23/01

 

Ennis                                                       

02/01

03/01

21/01

22/01

31/01

04/02

05/02

 

Rathmines                            

21/01

22/01

23/01

 

Dun Laoghaire   

28/01

13/02

 

Blanchardstown

21/01

22/01

13/02

 

Tallaght

22/01

13/02

 

Phoenix Park

22/01

 

Winetavern St.

05/01

22/01

23/01

 

Ballyfermot

13/02

 

Davitt Road

05/01

21/01

22/01

23/01