Monitoring Stations


April 2005 Council meeting

Question: Councillor M. Baker:

"To ask the Manager to give the location of the current network of monitoring stations that are in place to monitor the extent of air pollution caused by smoke and Sulphur dioxide, Nitrogen dioxide, PM10 Particulate Matter, Carbon dioxide, Lead and Benzene? What other monitoring stations will be added to this network in the future and when will these be in place?"


"The following table outlines the locations and pollutants monitored in the Dublin region.

Monitoring Sites

Locations Pollutants Monitored
Swords, Watery Lane Sulphur Dioxide, Smoke, PM10
Balbriggan Town Centre Nitrogen Dioxide
Cloghran Roundabout Coachmans Inn Nitrogen Dioxide, PM10, Lead, Benzene
Malahide Town Centre Nitrogen Dioxide
Airport, Gate 12 Nitrogen Dioxide
Blanchardstown, Main Street Nitrogen Dioxide
Clondalkin, Monastery Road Sulphur Dioxide, Smoke, PM10
Monastery Road Naas Road Nitrogen Dioxide
Naas Road Red Cow PM10, Lead, Benzene
Tallaght Village Nitrogen Dioxide
Templeogue Village Nitrogen Dioxide
Dún Laoghaire, Georges Place Sulphur Dioxide, Smoke, PM10
Cabinteely N11 Nitrogen Dioxide
Montrose N11 Nitrogen Dioxide, PM10, Lead, Benzene
Dún Laoghaire Georges Street Nitrogen Dioxide
Blackrock N11 Nitrogen Dioxide
Dundrum Village Nitrogen Dioxide

The monitoring stations in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area are: Templeogue Village, Dun Laoghaire, Georges Place, Cabinteely / N11, Montrose / N11, Dún Laoghaire / Georges Street, Blackrock N11 and Dundrum Village. It is proposed to commission a station to monitor PM10 and Nitrogen Dioxide at Glenageary Road."

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