Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 February 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 28 February 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 28 February EPA
Ringsend 1 Dublin 4 Urban Traffic 28 February  
Winetavern Street 0 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 2 February Dublin City Council
Phoenix Park 0 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 12 February Dublin City Council
Ballyfermot 0 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 26 January Dublin City Council
Blanchardstown 0 Dublin 15 Suburban Background 4 February Fingal County Council
Tallaght 0 Dublin 24 Suburban Traffic 4 February South Dublin County Council
Dún Laoghaire 0 Co. Dublin Suburban Background 25 January Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
South Link Road 5 Cork City Urban Traffic 4 February Cork City Council
Heatherton Park 0 Cork City Suburban Background 30 January 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 28 February EPA
Portlaoise 1 Co. Laois Suburban Background 28 February EPA
Dundalk 0 Co. Louth Suburban Background

28 February


Castlebar 0 Co. Mayo Suburban Background

5 February



0 Co. Mayo

Rural Background

28 February EPA
Kilkitt 0 Co. Monaghan Rural Background 19 February EPA

 *Monitoring at this station commenced in June

**Instrument is not operational


a Exceedance Dates