Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 September 2018

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 30 September 2018.

Station NameNumber of values
greater than
50 ug/m3
(year to date)a
Station LocationStation TypeData available toStation Operator
Rathmines 0 Dublin 6 Urban Background 30 September EPA
Ringsend 2 Dublin 4 Urban Traffic 30 September  
Winetavern Street 0 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 2 June Dublin City Council
Davitt Road 0 Dublin 2 Suburban Traffic 30 September Dublin City Council
Finglas 0 Dublin 11 Suburban Background 30 September Dublin City Council
Phoenix Park 0 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 30 September Dublin City Council
Ballyfermot 0 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 30 September Dublin City Council
Blanchardstown 2 Dublin 15 Suburban Background 4 June Fingal County Council
Tallaght 1 Dublin 24 Suburban Traffic 4 June South Dublin County Council
Dún Laoghaire 0 Co. Dublin Suburban Background 7 June Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
South Link Road 0 Cork City Urban Traffic 25 August Cork City Council
Heatherton Park 0 Cork City Suburban Background 30 September Cork City Council
Bodkin Roundabout** n/a Galway City Suburban Traffic n/a Public Analyst's Laboratory HSE West
Ennis 3 Co. Clare Suburban Background 12 September EPA
Portlaoise 1 Co. Laois Suburban Background 30 September EPA
Dundalk 0 Co. Louth Suburban Background

30 September

EPA

Castlebar 0 Co. Mayo Suburban Background

30 August

EPA

Claremorris 

0 Co. Mayo

Rural Background

30 September EPA
Kilkitt 0 Co. Monaghan Rural Background 10 September EPA

 *Monitoring at this station commenced in June

**Instrument is not operational

 

a Exceedance Dates

 

Blanchardstown

13/04

17/05 

 

Ennis                                                       

13/01

04/02

20/02

 

Portlaoise

08/01

 

Ringsend

21/02

15/05

 

Tallaght

24/02