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Air and Noise

Air and Noise

Noise Action Plan

The Environmental Noise Directive (END) (EU Directive 2002/49/EC) requires local authorities to prepare strategic noise maps and Noise Action Plans for Major Roads, Rail, Airports and Agglomerations.  The Noise Action Plans will include measures to 'address priorities which may be identified by the exceeding of any relevant limit value or by other criteria chosen by the Member State and apply in particular to the most important areas as established by strategic noise mapping'.

A revision of these maps and plans is required every 5 years.  Round 4 of these maps are due to be produced this year and we are currently out to tender to have this work done and the follow on Noise Action Plan work completed for the agglomerations of Dublin, Cork and Limerick. 

The closing date for tenders is the 28th March 2022 at 17:30.

Air Quality Monitoring and Noise Control

The work of the Air Quality Monitoring and Noise Control is carried out by the Environmental Health team and includes:-

  • Investigation of Air Pollution complaints and enforcement of air pollution control legislation
  • Monitoring of environmental noise and enforcement of noise control legislation
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Provision of expertise on an ongoing basis to other services and departments in South Dublin County Council

Real time noise measurements

You can view real time noise measurements from our network of ten sound level meters across South Dublin. You can look at daily and hourly noise levels, and weather information for each day.

View live readings from sound level monitors in the SDCC area

Noise Nuisance or Air Quality Complaints

For complaints relating to Noise Nuisance or Air Quality please see the guidance documents below