Volcanic Ash and Air Quality Update

Date released: Apr 19 2010

The EPA continues to monitor the situation hourly through the use of our automatic Sulphur Dioxide and Dust monitors.

There has been no increase in Dust (PM10) or Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) since the first eruption in March.

There has been no increase in SO2 or PM10 yet today.

The EPA has PM10 monitors in Ringsend, Newbridge and Ennis which update automatically. In addition we receive data on an on-going basis from PM10  monitors in 14 other locations across the country.

The EPA receives data from SO2 monitors at stations in Ennis, Newbridge, Shannon Estuary, Kilkitt Monaghan, Ringsend, Rathmines and Winetaven St.

This real-time data can be viewed by visting our Air-Quality Data  page.

The EPA is increasing its air quality monitoring for the duration of the ash-cloud event.