AmmoniaN2K: addressing atmospheric ammonia pollution

"Ireland has exceeded the total amount of atmospheric ammonia it can produce under European law, 98% of which arises from agriculture. However, more important than this arbitrary threshold are the concentrations of ammonia in different parts of the country, which are linked with negative impacts on human health and the environment.

Through monitoring, modelling, mapping and other approaches, the AmmoniaN2K project, a joint initiative between UCD and the University of the West of England, has enhanced Ireland’s understanding of these impacts. The project is currently influencing national and international policy, ensuring compliance with EU Directives, and will ultimately benefit the environment and human health across both Ireland and Europe."