Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 October 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 October 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 October EPA
Winetavern Street 3 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 8 October Dublin City Council
Phoenix Park 1 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 3 October Dublin City Council
Ballyfermot 1 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 29 September Dublin City Council
Davitt Road 4 Dublin 5 Suburban Background 25 July Dublin City Council
Blanchardstown 3 Dublin 15 Suburban Background 7 October Fingal County Council
Tallaght 2 Dublin 24 Suburban Traffic 7 October South Dublin County Council
Dún Laoghaire 2 Co. Dublin Suburban Background 7 October Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
South Link Road 5 Cork City Urban Traffic 23 October Cork City Council
Heatherton Park 0 Cork City Suburban Background 24 October 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 October EPA
Portlaoise 0 Co. Laois Suburban Background 31 October EPA
Ringsend* 1 Dublin 4 Urban Traffic 18 October EPA
Castlebar 1 Co. Mayo Suburban Background

12 October

EPA

Claremorris 

1 Co. Mayo

Rural Background

31 October EPA
Kilkitt 0 Co. Monaghan Rural Background 16 October EPA

 *Monitoring at this station commenced in June

**Instrument is not operational

 

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

 

Ringsend

18/10