Air Pollution and Mortality on the Island of Ireland

Date of Publication: 30 March 2023, Authors: Prof Patrick Goodman, Dr Babak Jahanshahi, Prof Duncan McVicar, Dr Neil Rowland.

The report was commissioned by the Irish Heart Foundation and British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland and carried out by experts from Queen’s University Belfast and Technological University Dublin. It finds that many people living on the island of Ireland are exposed to air pollution “well in excess” of World Health Organisation guidelines. Both organisations are calling on the governments to collaborate to improve air quality on the island of Ireland.

Some of the worst blackspots with the highest pollution levels were in the Republic of Ireland, with Limerick, Dublin, and Waterford cities experiencing some of the worst air quality.