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Air Pollution Complaint Reporting

Local authorities may investigate complaints about air pollution.

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/

Data for the Clonmel monitor is available at:https://www.epa.ie/air/quality/data/cl/clonmelparticulates/
Data for the Tipperary Town monitor is available at:http://www.epa.ie/air/quality/data/tt/pm/

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: 0818 06 5000

Related Information

Low Smoke Zones

Solid Fuel Regulations
S.I. No. 326/2012 - Air Pollution Act (Marketing, Sale, Distribution and Burning of Specified Fuels) Regulations 2012

Make a 'Fix-it' complaint/or log an issue

Fix-it is a form that links to our Customer Relations Management System. It prompts for the type of issue so we can streamline your ticket as much as possible to the right person/section. Please include as much information and a location for the issue along with your contact details so we can contact you with an update.

New Solid Fuel Regulations signed, paving the way for improved air quality

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has signed the new Solid Fuel Regulations for Ireland, which will come into effect on 31st October 2022. The primary focus of these regulations is on improving air quality and improving people’s health chances and outcomes, by restricting the retail, online and commercial sale of smoky fuels, including smoky coal, turf and wet wood. These fuels are proven to be a major contributor to air pollution in Ireland.