Air Quality

The air that we breathe has significant impacts on our health and well-being. 

Cork City Council is committed to maintaining the highest possible air quality throughout the entire city region.

Through the development of an Air Quality Strategy, the creation of a Monitoring Network and the Enforcement of Air Pollution Regulations; Cork City Council aims to continually improve the quality of air for citizens and visitors alike.

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    Clean Air Day 2023

    On the 7th of September, the United Nations’ International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies (Clean Air Day) will be celebrated for the first time in Ireland – here in Cork City.

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    Air Quality Monitoring Programme

    Air quality monitoring in Cork City Council

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    Air Quality Standards

    CAFE Directive (2008/50/EC) sets air quality standards for member states and has been transposed into Irish legislation by the Air Quality Standards Regulation

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    Air Quality Strategy

    Cork City Council has developed this strategy to specifically address the issue of air quality and pollution.

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    Air Quality Survey

    Cork City Council commissioned an online Air Quality Survey in June 2020 to gain greater insight into the effect that air quality has on the citizens of Cork. The answers provided to the survey, info...

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    Electric Vehicle Fleet

    Cork City has rolled out a new electric vehicle fleet; part of our ongoing strategy to improve air quality across the city.

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    Health and Wellbeing

    Air quality is important because air contaminants can affect our health and well-being.