Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 2018

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 December 2018.

Station NameNumber of values 
greater than 
50 ug/m3
(year to date)a
Station LocationStation TypeData available toStation Operator
Rathmines 1 Dublin 6 Urban Background 31 December EPA
Ringsend 3 Dublin 4 Urban Traffic 31 December  
Winetavern Street 0 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 10 November Dublin City Council
Davitt Road 1 Dublin 2 Suburban Traffic 31 December Dublin City Council
Finglas 1 Dublin 11 Suburban Background 31 December Dublin City Council
Phoenix Park 0 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 31 December Dublin City Council
Ballyfermot 0 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 31 December Dublin City Council
Blanchardstown 2 Dublin 15 Suburban Background 20 November Fingal County Council
Tallaght 1 Dublin 24 Suburban Traffic 8 November South Dublin County Council
Dún Laoghaire 0 Co. Dublin Suburban Background 14 November Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
South Link Road 0 Cork City Urban Traffic 25 October Cork City Council
Heatherton Park 0 Cork City Suburban Background 31 December Cork City Council
Bodkin Roundabout** n/a Galway City Suburban Traffic n/a Public Analyst's Laboratory HSE West
Ennis 4 Co. Clare Suburban Background 6 December EPA
Portlaoise 1 Co. Laois Suburban Background 31 December EPA
Dundalk 0 Co. Louth Suburban Background

31 December

EPA

Castlebar 0 Co. Mayo Suburban Background

30 November

EPA

Claremorris 

0 Co. Mayo

Rural Background

31 December EPA
Kilkitt 0 Co. Monaghan Rural Background 2 December EPA
Enniscorthy*** 2 Co. Wexford Suburban Background 31 December  

 *Monitoring at this station commenced in June

**Instrument is not operational

***Monitoring began 30th August 2018

 

a Exceedance Dates

 

Blanchardstown

13/04

17/05 

 

Ennis                                                       

13/01

04/02

20/02

01/11

 

Portlaoise

08/01

 

Rathmines

25/12/2018 

 

Ringsend

21/02

15/05

04/12

 

Davitt Road

25/12

 

Tallaght

24/02

 

Enniscorthy

01/11

02/11