Covid 19: Smartcities Empowering Residents with Air Quality Data

Covid 19: Smartcities Empowering Residents with Air Quality Data

As a direct result of the lockdown and reduced economic activity to combat the spread of Covid-19, improved air quality and reduced air pollution has been reported across China, Italy and Spain.


Air Quality and the Coronavirus

Air Quality and the Coronavirus

In a week of terror-inducing headlines and media features, this one about air quality was not the most significant... unless you have been paying attention to global reporting about deteriorating air quality right across the world.


Dublin City Council Gives Residents & Visitors Noise & Air Quality Insights

Dublin City Council Gives Residents & Visitors Noise & Air Quality Insights

All Dublin residents and visitors to the city can now access real time data on the quality of the air they breathe and on the noise levels in their neighbourhoods thanks to a newly launched website.


Environmental Monitoring - Air Quality Scientist

Environmental Monitoring - Air Quality Scientist

We are looking to hire an air quality scientist...


Dublin pledges to improve air quality by 2030

Dublin pledges to improve air quality by 2030

Dublin City Council has pledged to address air quality concerns and to improve air quality by 2030.


Have you met...Sherlock?

Have you met...Sherlock?

This week at Sonitus Systems, we would like to introduce you to our newest team member.


Air pollution responsible for half of childhood asthma cases in Barcelona

Air pollution responsible for half of childhood asthma cases in Barcelona

As reported in a recent article by Pippa Neill in Air Quality News, air pollution is to blame for almost half of all asthma attacks in children in the city of Barcelona.


Asia's Poor Air Quality is Cause For Concern

Asia's Poor Air Quality is Cause For Concern

Quite a few countries and cities in Asia are struggling with air quality and thus potentially causing a myriad of health implications to residents.


One of the most air-polluted places on the planet is in Ireland

One of the most air-polluted places on the planet is in Ireland

According to a recently published article by Darragh Bermingham on EchoLIVE.ie, Cork is one of the most air-polluted places on the planet.


Fresh objections to Tayto Park rollercoaster despite 14 noise reduction measures

Fresh objections to Tayto Park rollercoaster despite 14 noise reduction measures

Nuisance noise and the threat or prospect of more noise from this theme park favourite has been the cause of local residents objecting to previous planning applications for a new €15.5 million rollercoaster.


Noise Limit Rules for Wind Farms

Noise Limit Rules for Wind Farms

The Irish public has now been asked to provide feedback on the wind energy development guidelines recently published by the Government.


We're growing the team - Product Development Role

We're growing the team - Product Development Role

We are expanding our team and have an interesting new role. If you are interested in product development, technology and the environment then this might be a the job for you.


Public Consultation On Smoky Fuel Ban Planned

Public Consultation On Smoky Fuel Ban Planned

According to recent reports, the Irish government is set to ask citizens if they want to ban the burning of all smoky fuels including turf, peat, wood and coal.


Quieter Rollercoaster Proposed for Tayto Park

Quieter Rollercoaster Proposed for Tayto Park

Earlier this summer Tayto Park found themselves making news headlines when they were denied planning permission for a €14 million rollercoaster...


Air Quality in Ireland and Europe

Air Quality in Ireland and Europe

As we head into the depths of winter, high levels of fine particulate matter (PM) - typically associated with the burning of smoky solid fuel - increases.


Railway Noise Monitoring

Railway Noise Monitoring

It has been reported that neighbours are struggling to sleep due to nearby train noise and vibrations, which are rattling their homes and causing sleep disruption.


Aircraft noise and protecting communities

Aircraft noise and protecting communities

Proposed changes to noise regulations at Dublin Airport could mean big changes for local residents and the airport management alike.


Construction Noise Monitoring on Large Scale Projects

Construction Noise Monitoring on Large Scale Projects

According to the European Environment Agency, environmental noise contributes to up to 12,000 premature deaths in Europe each year. Construction noise in particular can cause a myriad of problems, especially for local residents.


Halloween Noise Monitoring

Halloween Noise Monitoring

While the main event may now be over, bangers and bonfires are likely to take a few days to fully fizzle out.


Air Quality Monitoring With Sonitus Systems

Air Quality Monitoring With Sonitus Systems

According to latest reports, parts of Dublin city centre are likely to breach EU and World Health Organisation guidelines for air quality in 2019, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.


Nuisance noise is no longer an acceptable part of city living

Nuisance noise is no longer an acceptable part of city living

According to a recent article in the Irish Examiner, almost 4,000 complaints have been lodged over noise from Dublin Airport in the first half of 2019.


Industrial Noise Monitoring

Industrial Noise Monitoring

Noise is one of the most pervasive and underestimated hazards in the modern workplace.


Finding Some Tranquility in an Increasingly Noisy World

Finding Some Tranquility in an Increasingly Noisy World

The world is growing increasingly noisy and action is needed for people to protect their hearing.


Noise Monitoring and Concerts

Noise Monitoring and Concerts

If you are attending concerts in Ireland (or anywhere), it is advised that you wear some sort of hearing protection due to the high sound levels usually above 85 decibels at a concert.


Sonitus Systems' Paul McDonald appears on Newstalk

Sonitus Systems' Paul McDonald appears on Newstalk

Paul McDonald of Sonitus Systems recently appeared on Jess Kelly's Tech Talk show on Newstalk to discuss noise and the challenges it poses.


If the birds are struggling to communicate and the mussels are stressed, how is noise affecting us?

If the birds are struggling to communicate and the mussels are stressed, how is noise affecting us?

Latest research from Queen's University shows that man-made sounds mask signals between birds, hampering their ability to communicate with each other through song.


Tayto Park €14m rollercoaster refused due to noise impact on residents

Tayto Park €14m rollercoaster refused due to noise impact on residents

A €14m rollercoaster for Tayto Park has been refused due to the noise implications and impact on four local residents.


Mid-year check in from the team at Sonitus Systems

Mid-year check in from the team at Sonitus Systems

It has been a particularly busy time for our growing team here at Sonitus Systems...


Sonitus Systems' Paul McDonald on iPropertyRadio

Sonitus Systems' Paul McDonald on iPropertyRadio

Paul McDonald of Sonitus Systems recently appeared on iPropertyRadio to discuss Smart Cities.