Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 2019

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 2019.

Station NameNumber of values 
greater than 
50 ug/m3
(year to date)a
Station LocationStation TypeData available toStation Operator
Ballyfermot 7 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 31st December Dublin City Council
Blanchardstown 11 Dublin 15 Suburban Traffic 21st November Fingal County Council
Brownes Road 3 Waterford City Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Carlow 0 Carlow Town Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Castlebar 1 Co. Mayo Suburban Background 31st December EPA
CIT Bishopstown 4 Cork City Suburban Background 31st December CIT
Claremorris 0 Co. Mayo Rural Background 31st December EPA
Cobh 0 Co. Cork Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Davitt Road 15 Dublin 2 Suburban Traffic 31st December Dublin City Council
Dún Laoghaire Co. Dublin  Suburban Background 31st December Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Dundalk 2 Co. Louth Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Ennis 12 Co. Clare Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Enniscorthy 14 Enniscorthy Town Suburban Background 31st December Wexford County Council
Finglas Dublin 11 Suburban Background 31st December Dublin City Council
Heatherton Park 1 Cork City Suburban Background 31st December  Cork City Council 
Kilkitt 1 Co. Monaghan Rural Background 31st December   EPA
Letterkenny 9 Co. Donegal  Urban Background  31st December   EPA
Limerick Co. Limerick Urban Background 31st December  EPA
Macroom 2 Co. Cork Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Marino 4 Dublin 3 Suburban Background 31st December Dublin City Council
Phoenix Park 2 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 31st December Dublin City Council
Portlaoise 0 Co. Laois Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Rahoon Road 0 Galway City Suburban Background 31st December Public Analyst's Laboratory
Rathmines 5 Dublin 6 Urban Background 31st December EPA
Ringsend 12 Dublin 4 Urban Traffic 31st December EPA
Roscommon 2 Roscommon City Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Seville Lodge 7 Kilkenny City Suburban Background 31st December EPA
South Link Road 6 Cork City Suburban Traffic 31st December Cork City Council
Tipperary 1 Co. Tipperary Suburban Background 31st December EPA
St. Anne's Park 1 Dublin 5 Suburban Background 31st December EPA
St. John's Road West 5 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 31st December Dublin City Council
Tallaght 3 Dublin 24 Suburban Background 7th December South Dublin County Council
Winetaven Street 9 Dublin 8 Urban Background 23rd December Dublin City Council

 

Exceedance Dates:

 

Ballyfermot

 
25/02/2019
26/02/2019
27/02/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
20/04/2019
23/04/2019
 
 
Blanchardstown
 
13/02/2019
24/02/2019
25/02/2019
26/02/2019
08/04/2019
17/04/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
20/04/2019
23/04/2019
20/05/2019

 

Bray

 
22/03/2019

 

Castlebar

 
27/02/2019

 

CIT Bishopstown

 
20/04/2019
23/04/2019
24/04/2019
17/12/2019

 

Cork South Link Road

 
25/02/2019
27/02/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
20/04/2019
02/12/2019

 

Cork Heatherton Park

 
02/12/2019

 

Davitt Road

 
14/02/2019
25/02/2019
26/02/2019
27/02/2019
28/02/2019
26/03/2019
27/03/2019
29/03/2019
08/04/2019
11/04/2019
17/04/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
20/04/2019
23/04/2019

 

Dundalk

 
19/04/2019
20/04/2019

 

Dun Laoghaire

 
18/04/2019
19/04/2019

 

Ennis

 
27/10/2019
15/11/2019
16/11/2019
17/11/2019 
23/11/2019
25/11/2019
01/12/2019
02/12/2019
17/12/2019
20/12/2019
21/12/2019
31/12/2019

 

Enniscorthy

 
09/01/2019
10/01/2019
30/01/2019
02/02/2019
04/02/2019
09/02/2019
25/02/2019
26/02/2019
27/02/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
08/11/2019
02/12/2019
17/12/2019

 

Finglas

 
18/04/2019
19/04/2019

 

Kilkenny

 
22/02/2019
23/02/2019
25/02/2019
26/02/2019
27/02/2019
09/04/2019
18/04/2019

 

Letterkenny

 
15/11/2019
16/11/2019
17/11/2019
29/11/2019
30/11/2019
01/12/2019
17/12/2019
21/12/2019
30/12/2019

 

Limerick

 
16/11/2019
01/12/2019
02/12/2019
03/12/2019
 
 
Macroom
 
04/12/2019
17/12/2019
   

Marino

 
08/04/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
20/04/2019

 

Phoenix Park

 
18/04/2019
19/04/2019

 

Waterford Browne's Road

 
19/04/2019
02/12/2019
17/12/2019

  

Rathmines

 
27/02/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
20/04/2019
23/04/2019

 

St. John's Road

 
26/02/2019
27/02/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
23/04/2019
 

Tipperary

 
02/12/2019

  

St. Anne's Park

 
18/04/2019

 

Tallaght

 
08/04/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
 

Roscommon

27/02/2019
18/04/2019

 

Ringsend

 
14/02/2019
25/02/2019
26/02/2019
27/02/2019
08/04/2019
11/04/2019
12/04/2019
17/04/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
20/04/2019
23/04/2019
 
 
Winetavern St.
 
24/02/2019
25/02/2019
26/02/2019
10/04/2019
16/04/2019
17/04/2019
18/04/2019
19/04/2019
23/04/2019

  

Kilkitt

 
18/04/2019