Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 2020

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 31st December 2020.

Station NameNumber of values 
greater than 
50 ug/m3
(year to date)a
Station LocationStation TypeData available toStation Operator
Askeaton 0 Co. Limerick Rural Background 31st December EPA
Athlone Civic Centre 3 Co. Westmeath Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Ballyfermot 2 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 31st December Dublin City Council
Blanchardstown 2 Dublin 15 Suburban Traffic 31st December Fingal County Council
Birr 0 Co. Offaly Suburban Traffic 31st December EPA
Brownes Road 3 Waterford City Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Carlow 1 Carlow Town Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Carrick-on-Shannon 0 Co. Leitrim Suburban Traffic 31st December EPA
Castlebar 2 Co. Mayo Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Cavan 0 Co. Cavan Suburban Background 31st December EPA
MTU Bishopstown 0 Cork City Suburban Background 31st December CIT
Claremorris 0 Co. Mayo Rural Background 31st December EPA
Clonmel 1 Co. Tipperary Urban Background 31st December EPA
Cobh 0 Co. Cork Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Davitt Road 4 Dublin 2 Suburban Traffic 31st December Dublin City Council
Dublin Airport Authority 0 Co. Dublin Suburban Traffic 31st December DAA/EPA
Dublin Port 7 Dublin 1 Suburban Traffic 31st December EPA/DPA
Dún Laoghaire 0 Co. Dublin  Suburban Background 31st December Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Dundalk 2 Co. Louth Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Ennis 19 Co. Clare Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Enniscorthy 4 Enniscorthy Town Suburban Background 31st December Wexford County Council
Finglas Dublin 11 Suburban Background 31st December Dublin City Council
Heatherton Park 2 Cork City Suburban Background 31st December  Cork City Council 
Kilkitt 0 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 5 Co. Cork Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Marino 0 Dublin 3 Suburban Background 31st December Dublin City Council
Navan 0 Co. Meath Suburban Traffic 31st December EPA
Phoenix Park 0 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 31st December Dublin City Council
Portlaoise 0 Co. Laois Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Rahoon Road 1 Galway City Suburban Background 31st December Public Analyst's Laboratory
Rathmines 2 Dublin 6 Urban Background 31st December EPA
Ringsend 8 Dublin 4 Urban Traffic 31st December EPA
Roscommon 0 Roscommon City Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Seville Lodge 1 Kilkenny City Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Sligo 2 Co. Sligo Urban Traffic 31st December EPA
South Link Road 5 Cork City Suburban Traffic 31st December Cork City Council
Tipperary 1 Co. Tipperary Suburban Background 31st December EPA
St. Anne's Park 0 Dublin 5 Suburban Background 31st December EPA
St. John's Road West 0 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 31st December Dublin City Council
Tallaght 0 Dublin 24 Suburban Background 31st December South Dublin County Council
Tralee 7 Co. Kerry Suburban Background 31st December EPA
Wexford 0 Co. Wexford Background Traffic 31st December EPA
Winetaven Street 0 Dublin 8 Urban Background 31st December Dublin City Council

 

Exceedance Dates:

 

Athlone

04/03/2020

21/03/2020

25/03/2020

 

Ballyfermot

 
28/11/2020
29/11/2020
 
 
  
Blanchardstown
 
04/03/2020
27/11/2020

 

Carlow

19/01/2020

 

Castlebar

 
18/01/2020
19/01/2020

 

Clonmel

10/04/2020

 

Cork Heatherton Park

19/01/2020

20/01/2020

 

Cork South Link Road

 
19/01/2020
20/01/2020
19/07/2020
20/07/2020
21/07/2020
 
 
Macroom
 
18/01/2020
19/01/2020
20/01/2020
21/01/2020
29/11/2020
 
 
Rahoon Road
 
18/01/2020
  

Davitt Road

 
25/03/2020
27/11/2020
28/11/2020
29/11/2020

 

Dublin Port

06/11/2020

26/11/2020

27/11/2020

28/11/2020

29/11/2020

01/12/2020

15/12/2020

 

Dundalk

 
19/01/2020
20/01/2020

  

Ennis

 
17/01/2020
18/01/2020
19/01/2020
20/01/2020
04/02/2020
18/03/2020
14/10/2020
22/10/2020
03/11/2020
04/11/2020
05/11/2020
22/11/2020
25/11/2020
26/11/2020
27/11/2020
03/12/2020
08/12/2020
24/12/2020
30/12/2020
 
 

Enniscorthy

 
18/01/2020
19/01/2020
20/01/2020
29/11/2020

 

Kilkenny

10/04/2020 
 
  

Letterkenny

 
18/01/2020
31/02/2020
06/11/2020
07/11/2020
28/11/2020
29/11/2020
06/12/2020
07/12/2020
22/12/2020
 
   

Limerick

 
18/01/2020
 
 
Waterford Browne's Road
 
19/01/2020
20/01/2020
10/04/2020
 

Rathmines

 
07/11/2020
28/11/2020

  

Ringsend

 
05/02/2020
23/03/2020
25/03/2020
10/04/2020
06/11/2020
27/11/2020
28/11/2020
29/11/2020
 
 
Sligo
 
22/12/2020
30/12/2020
 
   

Tipperary

 
18/01/2020
 
 
Tralee
 
04/02/2020
25/11/2020
26/11/2020
28/11/2020
29/11/2020
08/12/2020
24/12/2020