Air Quality Bulletin – PM10 August 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 31 August 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 31 August EPA
Ringsend 2 Dublin 4 Urban Traffic 31 August  
Winetavern Street 0 Dublin 8 Urban Traffic 2 June Dublin City Council
Davitt Road 0 Dublin 2 Suburban Traffic 31 August Dublin City Council
Finglas 0 Dublin 11 Suburban Background 31 August Dublin City Council
Phoenix Park 0 Dublin 8 Suburban Background 31 August Dublin City Council
Ballyfermot 0 Dublin 10 Suburban Background 31 August 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 29 August 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 1 August EPA
Portlaoise 1 Co. Laois Suburban Background 31 August EPA
Dundalk 0 Co. Louth Suburban Background

31 August

EPA

Castlebar 0 Co. Mayo Suburban Background

1 August

EPA

Claremorris 

0 Co. Mayo

Rural Background

31 August EPA
Kilkitt 0 Co. Monaghan Rural Background 26 July 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