Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 February

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 2019.

Station NameNumber of values
greater than
50 ug/m3
(year to date)a
Station LocationStation TypeData available toStation Operator
Rathmines 1 Dublin 6 Urban Background 28 February EPA
Ringsend 4 Dublin 4 Urban Traffic 28 February EPA
St. John's Road West 2 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 28 February Dublin City Council
Winetavern Street 0 Dublin 8 Urban Background 3 January Dublin City Council
Ballyfermot 2 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 28 February Dublin City Council
Dún Laoghaire 0 Co. Dublin Suburban Background 1 January Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Finglas 0 Dublin 11 Suburban Background 28 February Dublin City Council
Marino 0 Dublin 3 Suburban Background 28 February Dublin City Council
Phoenix Park 0 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 28 February Dublin City Council
Tallaght 0 Dublin 24 Suburban Background 5 January South Dublin County Council
Blanchardstown 0 Dublin 15 Suburban Traffic 15 January Fingal County Council
Davitt Road 4 Dublin 2 Suburban Traffic 28 February Dublin City Council
Heatherton Park 0 Cork City Suburban Background 28 February Cork City Council
Cobh 0 Co. Cork Suburban Background 28 February Cork County Council
South Link Road 5 Cork City Suburban Traffic 28 February Cork City Council
Bodkin Roundabout* n/a Galway City Suburban Traffic n/a Public Analyst's Laboratory HSE West
Carlow 0 Co. Carlow Suburban Background 28 February EPA
Castlebar 1 Co. Mayo Suburban Background 28 February EPA
Dundalk 0 Co. Louth Suburban Background 28 February EPA
Ennis 0 Co. Clare Suburban Background 19 February EPA
Enniscorthy 9 Co. Wexford Suburban Background 28 February Wexford County Council
Kilkenny Seville Lodge 5 Co. Kilkenny Suburban Background 28 February EPA
Portlaoise 0 Co. Laois Suburban Background 28 February EPA
Rahoon Road 0 Galway City Suburban Background

14 February

Public Analyst's Laboratory HSE West

Roscommon Town

1 Co. Roscommon

Suburban Background

28 February EPA

Brownes Road Waterford City

0 Co. Waterford

Suburban Background

28 February EPA

Claremorris 

0 Co. Mayo

Rural Background

28 February EPA
Kilkitt 0 Co. Monaghan Rural Background 10 February EPA

 *Monitoring at this station is due to recommence in 2019

 

a Exceedance Dates

  

Ballyfermot

26/02

27/02

 

Rathmines

27/02

 

Ringsend

25/02

26/02

27/02

14/03

 

St. John's Road West

26/02

27/02

 

Davitt Road

25/02

26/02

27/02

28/02

 

Castlebar

27/02

 

Enniscorthy

30/01

09/01

10/01

02/02

04/02

09/02

25/02

26/02

27/02

 

Kilkenny

22/02

23/02

25/02

26/02

27/02

 

Roscommon

27/02

 

Cork South Link Road

04/02

12/02

14/02

25/02

27/02