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#air quality

# air-quality - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

There are 'concerning localised issues' impacting negatively on air people breathe, EPA warns
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

There are 'concerning localised issues' impacting negatively on air people breathe, EPA warns

Sep 20th 2022, 6:15 AM 9,491 Views 19 Comments

The EPA has today launched its annual air quality report, Air Quality in Ireland 2021.

# air-quality - Thursday 7 July, 2022

'Canary in the coal mine': Protected nature areas under pressure from poultry farming
# Factory Farm
# Factory Farm

'Canary in the coal mine': Protected nature areas under pressure from poultry farming

Jul 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,343 Views 6 Comments

Cross-border investigation reveals serious environmental and air quality concerns from ammonia produced by the rapidly expanding poultry industry on the island of Ireland.

# air-quality - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

'Potential fraud' in poultry farm planning applications investigated in the North
# Factory Farm
# Factory Farm

'Potential fraud' in poultry farm planning applications investigated in the North

Jul 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,522 Views 15 Comments
  • Falsified or altered Teagasc letters used in 23 poultry farm planning cases in the North, Noteworthy reveals
  • Both national and local authorities in the North are currently investigating the issue
  • Several cases of dumping of poultry litter discovered in Northern Ireland since 2015
Suspected false documents and illegal dumping: the murky world of poultry manure
# Factory Farm
# Factory Farm

Suspected false documents and illegal dumping: the murky world of poultry manure

Jul 6th 2022, 12:01 AM 13,867 Views 7 Comments

Noteworthy reveals serious concerns over authenticity of files used in some poultry farm planning cases in the North and where the manure is going.

# air-quality - Friday 6 May, 2022

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,204 Views 52 Comments

# air-quality - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

'Our actions impact the air we breathe': Report highlights less traffic as key to better air
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

'Our actions impact the air we breathe': Report highlights less traffic as key to better air

Nov 23rd 2021, 6:15 AM 8,473 Views 24 Comments

Pollutants in Ireland’s air in 2020 exceeded guidelines from the World Health Organization.

# air-quality - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Explosion in poultry farming in Border region poses air pollution threat
# Factory Farm
# Factory Farm

Explosion in poultry farming in Border region poses air pollution threat

Sep 8th 2021, 12:01 AM 29,983 Views 23 Comments
  • There are an estimated 18.5 million farmed chickens in Monaghan producing ammonia-laden manure.
  • Report, seen by Noteworthy's Niall Sargent, warns of "direct and indirect negative impacts on the environment locally".
  • Soil, water and air pollution an increasing concern.

# air-quality - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Cork City Council defends 'robot trees' as it launches Clean Air Strategy
# Robot Trees
# Robot Trees

Cork City Council defends 'robot trees' as it launches Clean Air Strategy

Aug 12th 2021, 7:38 AM 36,748 Views 49 Comments

Cork’s ‘clean air’ plan is being launched today.

# air-quality - 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 70,276 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-quality - 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 15,586 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-quality - 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 38,948 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-quality - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Smoky coal ban to be extended to 13 towns, but nationwide ban ruled out due to legal threats
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Smoky coal ban to be extended to 13 towns, but nationwide ban ruled out due to legal threats

Dec 17th 2019, 3:44 PM 33,881 Views 48 Comments

The smoky coal ban was first introduced to Dublin in 1990.

# air-quality - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets
# Pollution
# Pollution

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets

Jul 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,443 Views 51 Comments

A new report from the Environment Protection Agency looks at indicators of the levels of NO2 in the air in Dublin.

# air-quality - Friday 16 November, 2018

California air quality worse than polluted South Asian cities as wildfire death toll hits 63
# Smoggy
# Smoggy

California air quality worse than polluted South Asian cities as wildfire death toll hits 63

Nov 16th 2018, 8:10 PM 11,238 Views 5 Comments

US president Donald Trump is set to visit the tinder-dry state tomorrow.

# air-quality - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public
# Clean Air
# Clean Air

More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public

Jan 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 5,907 Views 7 Comments

Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the importance of air quality and the impacts it has on our health cannot be underestimated.

# air-quality - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study

Dec 6th 2017, 6:20 AM 4,961 Views 12 Comments

The EPA said that around 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 were directly attributable to air pollution.

# air-quality - Monday 6 November, 2017

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality
# Breathe Deep
# Breathe Deep

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality

Nov 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,912 Views 57 Comments

There were 1,510 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 directly attributable to poor air quality levels.

# air-quality - 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 16,669 Views 26 Comments

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

# air-quality - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

UN agency says 681 people died in Ireland from air pollution in one year
# Smog
# Smog

UN agency says 681 people died in Ireland from air pollution in one year

Sep 27th 2016, 4:18 PM 11,461 Views 41 Comments

The UK had 16,355 deaths from air pollution in the same year, according to a WHO report released today.

# air-quality - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Google is about to tell you how dirty the air you are breathing is
# Google Cars
# Google Cars

Google is about to tell you how dirty the air you are breathing is

Aug 9th 2015, 10:15 AM 7,553 Views 3 Comments

The new software to map air quality is being tested in the United States.

# air-quality - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

What's that smell? Fumes from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reach Ireland
# Cough Cough Cough
# Cough Cough Cough

What's that smell? Fumes from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reach Ireland

Sep 9th 2014, 10:20 AM 18,888 Views 10 Comments

Higher-than-normal levels of sulphur dioxide reached Ireland over the weekend.

# air-quality - 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 5,882 Views 10 Comments

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

# air-quality - 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 5,330 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-quality - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Air quality among the best in Europe
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Air quality among the best in Europe

Sep 27th 2012, 3:19 PM 5,567 Views 18 Comments

However high levels of traffic pollution and residential solid fuel waste are bad news for cities.

# air-quality - 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 9,424 Views 24 Comments

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