Air Quality

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“The choices we make in how we heat our homes and how we travel directly impact the quality of the air we breathe,” the Environmental Protection Agency reports.

Fine particulate matter arising from burning solid fuels remains the biggest contributor to poor air quality in Ireland, with “worrying localised issu(...)

Tighter regulations will come into force in Ireland on all forms of domestic solid fuels. Photograph: iStock

From next year, much tighter regulations will come into force in Ireland on all forms of domestic solid fuels because of evidence that wood stoves and(...)

Solid fuels such as coal and turf for domestic heating remains the main cause of poor air quality in rural towns and villages, especially those not on the national gas grid. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A near-doubling of the number of cars on Ireland’s roads and the continued burning of solid fuels are the key drivers causing poor air quality in Irel(...)

Wexford County Council senior executive scientist Brendan Cooney with real-time air quality monitoring equipment. Photograph:  Brian McDonald

Benefiting from the clean prevailing winds brought in from the Atlantic, Ireland’s air quality compares favourably with our European neighbours. Thi(...)

Yet monitoring of air quality within the home is scant compared with the outdoor environment. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Striv(...)