Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 December 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 December 2017.

Station NameNumber of values
greater than
50 ug/m3
(year to date)a
Station LocationStation TypeData available toStation Operator
Rathmines 4 Dublin 6 Urban Background 31 December EPA
Winetavern Street 3 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 10 November Dublin City Council
Phoenix Park 1 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 27 October Dublin City Council
Ballyfermot 1 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 3 November Dublin City Council
Davitt Road 4 Dublin 5 Suburban Background 25 July Dublin City Council
Blanchardstown 3 Dublin 15 Suburban Background 31 October Fingal County Council
Tallaght 2 Dublin 24 Suburban Traffic 12 November South Dublin County Council
Dún Laoghaire 2 Co. Dublin Suburban Background 12 November Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
South Link Road 5 Cork City Urban Traffic 9 December Cork City Council
Heatherton Park 0 Cork City Suburban Background 5 December Cork City Council
Bodkin Roundabout** 0 Galway City Suburban Traffic 17 March Public Analyst's Laboratory HSE West
Ennis 9 Co. Clare Suburban Background 31 December EPA
Portlaoise 0 Co. Laois Suburban Background 31 December EPA
Ringsend* 2 Dublin 4 Urban Traffic 31 December EPA
Castlebar 1 Co. Mayo Suburban Background

7 December

EPA

Claremorris 

1 Co. Mayo

Rural Background

31December EPA
Kilkitt 0 Co. Monaghan Rural Background 10 December 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

16/11

01/12

 

Rathmines                            

21/01

22/01

23/01

18/12

 

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

18/12