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# air-pollution - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Opinion: A roaring fire might be cosy, but it's causing serious health issues
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Opinion: A roaring fire might be cosy, but it's causing serious health issues

Mar 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 69,743 Views 101 Comments

Irish Heart Foundation CEO Dr Tim Collins says we need to understand just how dangerous open fires are to our health.

# air-pollution - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Poll: Have you noticed poor air quality where you live?
# Smoky Coal
# Smoky Coal

Poll: Have you noticed poor air quality where you live?

Feb 18th 2021, 8:15 AM 29,385 Views 72 Comments

The Government has announced proposals for a nationwide ban on the sale and burning of smoky coal.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Plume of Sahara dust causes spike in European air pollution
# Pollution
# Pollution

Plume of Sahara dust causes spike in European air pollution

Feb 9th 2021, 11:37 AM 13,692 Views 8 Comments

The cloud of fine sand blown northward from Algeria tinted skies red and mixed with snowfall in the Alps and Pyrenees, leaving slopes looking orange.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information

Dec 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 7,614 Views 0 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy helps you find out if you are in an area prone to floods, landslides, high radon and more.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Thousands of Covid-19 deaths could be linked to air pollution – study
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Thousands of Covid-19 deaths could be linked to air pollution – study

Oct 27th 2020, 7:05 AM 28,797 Views 16 Comments

Researchers estimate that around 15% of coronavirus deaths worldwide could be attributed to long-term exposure to tiny particles of pollution.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds
# Pollution
# Pollution

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds

Aug 11th 2020, 12:07 PM 9,907 Views 10 Comments

Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide showed a 3.5% higher risk of stroke.

# air-pollution - Monday 27 July, 2020

Opinion: After the Covid-19 masks are gone, will we breathe cleaner air?
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Opinion: After the Covid-19 masks are gone, will we breathe cleaner air?

Jul 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,562 Views 5 Comments

Dr Karen Moore of the An Taisce Green-Schools programme wonders if despite Covid-19 and the lockdown, can we take some long-lasting benefits from it all – for the air we breathe, our health and quality of life.

# air-pollution - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes
# Burning Issue
# Burning Issue

Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes

Jul 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 38,842 Views 70 Comments

UCC researcher calls for a broader range of clean energy initiatives as small towns suffer air pollution from residential solid fuel burning.

# air-pollution - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste
# Limerick
# Limerick

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste

Sep 19th 2019, 8:25 PM 20,363 Views 36 Comments

Limerick Against Pollution said “4,400 objections” were lodged against the plans.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Black carbon from air pollution 'found in placentas'
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Black carbon from air pollution 'found in placentas'

Sep 17th 2019, 10:10 PM 20,001 Views 15 Comments

Air pollution is known to have potentially devastating impacts on children’s health.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

Jun 11th 2019, 8:00 PM 16,418 Views 35 Comments

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution
# Breathing
# Breathing

Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution

Apr 3rd 2019, 9:01 AM 13,225 Views 46 Comments

The new research shows that air pollution now rivals smoking as a fact in life expectancy reduction.

# air-pollution - Friday 20 October, 2017

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)

Oct 20th 2017, 6:25 AM 9,759 Views 18 Comments

A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.

# air-pollution - Monday 25 September, 2017

Are diesel cars really better for the environment than petrol ones?
# Petrol V Diesel
# Petrol V Diesel

Are diesel cars really better for the environment than petrol ones?

Sep 25th 2017, 4:29 PM 59,604 Views 3 Comments

Short answer: no. And here’s why.

# air-pollution - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?
# Deep Breath
# Deep Breath

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

Sep 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,628 Views 26 Comments

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

UK to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 'to clean up dirty air on roads'
# Room To Breathe
# Room To Breathe

UK to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 'to clean up dirty air on roads'

Jul 26th 2017, 7:19 AM 14,570 Views 61 Comments

The UK follows France in announcing plans to phase out such vehicles in just over 20 years’ time.

# air-pollution - Friday 30 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think a 'no idling' policy should be enforced near schools?
# What Do You Think
# What Do You Think

Poll: Do you think a 'no idling' policy should be enforced near schools?

Jun 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 22,986 Views 118 Comments

Ireland is facing a multi-million euro fine from the EU each year if it doesn’t reduce its emissions.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Irish children from deprived families twice as likely to be exposed to second-hand-smoke
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Irish children from deprived families twice as likely to be exposed to second-hand-smoke

May 31st 2017, 9:15 AM 8,571 Views 38 Comments

32.7% of nine-year-olds from Ireland’s lowest-income families are exposed to secondary smoke daily.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?

Nov 16th 2016, 8:00 PM 16,246 Views 27 Comments

The Climate Action Minister says four people die every day due to air pollution. We put his claim to the test.

# air-pollution - Monday 3 August, 2015

European cities are banning cars for a day ... but Ireland's not getting involved
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

European cities are banning cars for a day ... but Ireland's not getting involved

Aug 3rd 2015, 12:03 PM 17,389 Views 51 Comments

Limerick did so in 2014.

# air-pollution - Friday 8 August, 2014

This app aims to help you avoid the areas with most air pollution
# Breathe Deep
# Breathe Deep

This app aims to help you avoid the areas with most air pollution

Aug 8th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,500 Views 7 Comments

This app reads the level of air pollution in your environment.

# air-pollution - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Fears for Ireland's air after health warnings in the UK
# Pollution
# Pollution

Fears for Ireland's air after health warnings in the UK

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:50 AM 15,206 Views 43 Comments

Ireland’s air quality suffered from dust that was carried from the Sahara desert over the weekend.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows
# Risk Factor
# Risk Factor

Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows

Jul 10th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,247 Views 10 Comments

Researchers found that there was “no threshold below which there was no risk” in a major study of 300,000 people.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies
# Autism
# Autism

Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies

Jun 18th 2013, 6:15 PM 5,856 Views 10 Comments

Researchers said the findings suggest that metals and other pollutants should be regularly measured in the blood of pregnant women.

# air-pollution - Monday 6 May, 2013

Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years
# Pollution
# Pollution

Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years

May 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 9,139 Views 90 Comments

Smoky coal is already banned in 27 towns and cities around the country, but now the Minister for the Environment says he wants to see it nationwide.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce

Apr 9th 2013, 8:10 AM 5,309 Views 27 Comments

An Taisce also said that poor air quality is costing the country up to €6.3 billion per year in lost days at work and health costs.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Here's one thing Ireland is getting right...
# Breathe Deep
# Breathe Deep

Here's one thing Ireland is getting right...

Jun 26th 2012, 10:43 AM 9,406 Views 24 Comments

That air you’re breathing right now? It’s some of the best in Europe.