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Air Quality

The Quality of the Air You Breath

Ambient Air Quality

Air pollution can affect the health and well-being of sensitive population groups and eco-systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has overall responsibility for the co-ordination of ambient air quality monitoring in Ireland in accordance with EU Directives. The National Air Quality Monitoring Programme sets out the basic framework for the measurement of air quality in Ireland It provides the basis for continued development and expansion of monitoring and assessment for a variety of purposes.

The EPA has classified Air quality in County Tipperary as good. http://www.epa.ie/whatwedo/monitoring/air/data/cl/

Air Quality Control
Air Quality in Ireland is governed by the Air Pollution Act 1987 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1987/en/act/pub/0006/index.html) and the Regulations made under this Act. Air Quality Standards are set in the Air Quality Standards Regulations 2011 (S.I. 180 of 2011) (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2011/en/si/0180.html).

Air Emissions Licenses
Local Authorities are empowered under the Air Pollution Acts (Licensing of Industrial Plant) Regulations 1988 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1988/en/si/0266.html) to license certain classes of activities which may give rise to air emissions. Activities qualifying for an Air Emissions License are listed in Schedule 3 of the Air Pollution Act 1987 and it is the responsibility of Tipperary County Council to control and condition such activities.

Public Information

  • Application for Air Emissions Licence
  • Licence Application Guidance Notes

Air Quality in Clonmel Report

Further Information
Regulatory information on current air quality can be obtained by clicking the link:-http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1999/en/si/0033.html

For further queries on Air Emissions (Industrial plant) contact: Tipperary County Council - Civic Offices, Clonmel and Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Telephone: 0761 06 5000

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Related FAQs

I am worried about the quality of the Air in my house/apartment. Can the Council assist me?

  1. There is no legislation on indoor air quality in homes therefore there is no organisation with responsibilities for this. However If you are experiencing health problems you are advised to contact your Doctor and your Health Service Executive local office.
  2. If you think the source of the air pollution is outside you can contact the Environment Section who will investigate and deal with air pollution nuisance complaints.
  3. If you think the problem is caused by the building you should contact your landlord/management company/builders/homebond/building section of local authority as appropriate.
  4. There are some private companies who test air quality in private dwellings. You can find a list of these in your classified directory.

I have problems with smoke coming from my neighbour’s house into my property and causing me severe annoyance\problems. Can the Council help?

Contact the Environment Section who might be in a position to advise. If not you will have to resolve the issue with your neighbour. Frequently such problems are caused by high trees nearby or insufficient flue height.

There is a very strong odour due to land spreading of agricultural effluent. Can the Council do anything about this?

In general no as land spreading is a ‘normal activity’ associated with agriculture and is encouraged as a beneficial use of organic fertiliser. However if you contact the landowner he may try and delay the land spreading until climatic conditions change, or you can request that he maintain a set-back from a house. However, he is not obliged to do this.
In general land-spreading of agricultural slurry in Tipperary is prohibited during the “closed period” i.e. from the 15th of October to the 12th of January annually. (Some exceptions: land-spreading of soiled water in Tipperary is less restricted, and farmyard manure cannot be land-spread from 01st November to 12th January.)

I am worried about the quality of the Air in my house/apartment. Can the Council assist me?

a) There is no legislation on indoor air quality in homes therefore there is no organisation with responsibilities for this. However If you are experiencing health problems you are advised to contact your Doctor and your Health Service Executive local office.
b) If you think the source of the air pollution is outside you can contact the Environment Section who will investigate and deal with air pollution nuisance complaints.
c) If you think the problem is caused by the building you should contact your landlord/management company/builders/homebond/building section of local authority as appropriate.
d) There are some private companies who test air quality in private dwellings. You can find a list of these in your classified directory.

What is the remit of the Environment Section in relation to air pollution complaints?

Air pollution can relate to items such as nuisance arising from burning of rubbish, dust, smoke, odours, etc. It can also extend to smoky coal, decorative paints, solvents, etc.
The ENFO and Citizens Information websites have some information regarding air pollution.

www.citizensinformation.ie/en/environment/environmental_protection/air_p...
www.askaboutireland.ie/enfo/irelands-environment/air-quality/backyard-bu...

What does Tipperary County Council do about Air Pollution from odours and fumes?

Odours and fumes generated by industrial premises are usually controlled by having systems in place to deal with the emissions. Problems can be created when unpleasant odours or fumes are released which cause a nuisance to residents in the area. Offensive odours can often be difficult to trace where there are many industrial or commercial premises in an area, such as an industrial estate. However, when making a complaint, it helps our investigation if you can identify where the fumes or smell is coming from.

What does Tipperary County Council do about Air Pollution arising from dust?

Dust may arise from various sources (e.g. agricultural, commercial, construction, industrial, etc.) in particular during prolonged spells of dry weather. During demolition and construction works, dust is often generated which can cause a nuisance to nearby residents. As well as looking unsightly, dust can prevent people using gardens and opening their windows.
If you would like to make a complaint about odours, fumes or dust, please contact Environment Section of Tipperary County Council at customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie or on 0761 06 5000.
Complaints in relation to noise, fumes or dust arising from a construction activity should be directed to the Planning Section of the Council, as it may be dealt with under a condition of planning.

There is a terrible smell from slurry spreading what can I do?

The landspreading of organic fertiliser is a recognised and beneficial activity in agriculture.
Odours will arise and the factors affecting odour can be from fertiliser type, weather conditions the duration of the activity and the sensitivity of the receptor.
In the first instance consider talking to the farmer/contractor to determine when they will be finished.

Alternatively contact the Customer Services Desk to obtain advice or if you deem it necessary to make a complaint.
The Customer Services Desk, Tipperary County Council Tipperary County Council,
Civic Offices, Nenagh
or
Civic Offices Emmet Street Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary
Tel: 076 106 5000