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Latest Air Quality in Ireland report

Key Indicators of Ambient Air Quality.

Summary of ambient air quality in 2019 based on concentration measurements of particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, heavy metals, ozone, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and benzene.

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Good Practice for Solvent Mass Balance and Fugitive Emission Assessment for EPA licensed Sites

Air Advice Note No. 1

The aim of this Advice Note is to provide concise ‘best-practice guidance for the completion of a Solvent Management Plan (SMP)

Ireland should move towards achieving the health-based WHO air quality guidelines

Date released: September 19, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched its annual air quality report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2021’.

Become a Citizen Scientist and measure air pollution in Cork City

Date released: August 22, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce today launched the Clean Air Together (Cork City) Citizen Science project, to gather new data on the quality of the air in Cork City.

Widespread implementation of ammonia reduction technologies in agriculture needed for Ireland’s compliance with EU Air Pollutant Reduction Targets

Date released: April 22, 2022

The EPA today published a report on its assessment of emissions of five key air pollutants which impact air quality, health and the environment.

FAQs about air quality

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Air quality in Ireland is generally good however there are localised issues due to the burning of smoky fuel or emissions from transport in dense urban areas.

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  • Is there any air monitoring taking place at or near schools?

    The EPA in partnership with An Taisce run a schools project, called the Globe Programme. Its focus is on the measurement of Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations in the air resulting from car use.  Find out more information on the Globe Programme.

  • What are the primary sources of air pollution in Ireland?

    Particulate Matter from solid fuel burning remains the greatest threat to good air quality in Ireland. This is closely followed by Nitrogen Dioxide from transport emissions.

  • Is historical air quality data accessible to the public?

    Yes. All historical air quality data is available to download from our SAFER database https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/

    A list of all our current stations can be viewed here

    A list of all our past stations can be viewed here

  • How do I monitor air quality in my home?

    The EPA only monitors outdoor ambient air.  Private consultancy firms can provide air quality monitoring in homes.

    If you are concerned about indoor air quality in your workplace you should contact the Health and Safety Authority. Tel: 1890 289 389 or visit the HSA website

  • Why is air quality important?

    Air pollution is a major environmental risk to health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution can increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than 400,000 premature deaths are attributable to poor air quality in Europe annually. In Ireland, the number of premature deaths attributable to air pollution is estimated at 1,300 people (Air Quality in Europe 2020, EEA) and is mainly due to cardiovascular disease. The WHO has described air pollution as the ‘single biggest environmental health risk’.

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