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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Clean Air

This year
Stockholm is to ban petrol and diesel cars from its city centre, should we follow suit?
Exceptions will be made for police cars, ambulances and other security services
Ireland's air quality last year was below WHO standards for human health
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual air quality report.
All time
Cork City Council defends 'robot trees' as it launches Clean Air Strategy
Cork’s ‘clean air’ plan is being launched today.
New fleet of hybrid buses to be on Dublin and Galway roads by New Year
The first ten of 100 double-deck electric hybrid buses were launched today.
Poor air quality is prematurely killing over 1,300 in Ireland each year
The EPA’s report for 2019 says action must be taken.
'Banning children being driven to school' would improve air quality, says DCC official
Brendan O’ Brien says it’s a hypothetical idea but would force solutions to be found.
Smoky coal ban to be extended to 13 towns, but nationwide ban ruled out due to legal threats
The smoky coal ban was first introduced to Dublin in 1990.
More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public
Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the importance of air quality and the impacts it has on our health cannot be underestimated.
Three people die every day due to the state of the Irish environment - study
1,200 premature deaths are caused every year by pollution according to the EPA.