While air quality in Ireland is generally good, there are concerning
localised issues – these impact negatively on our health.
- People’s health and the health of our environment is at risk due to the levels of pollutants in our air.
- Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from solid fuel combustion and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from vehicle emissions remain as our main pollutants.
- Ireland’s ambition in the Clean Air Strategy is to move towards the World Health Organisation (WHO) Air Quality guidelines, this will be challenging but will have a significantly positive impact on health.