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Power StationsIndustryTransportResidential and CommercialAgriculture, Forestry and FishingOther
19900.6458029748234031.895708101971532.4784176371513924.48194374486353.048158296129960.125394965308258
19950.9313274369217041.465891085923052.7628199561914815.56336383668983.183140383558220.122320195084409
20001.262069532009882.042451545126033.688119298376210.7371192360122.888195132807990.0692030001374204
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20051.074299993673962.803659867706593.09775271452659.71665034196442.661119428726460.0607195481337543
20060.9509284808749332.574814717468493.047671743100659.43548504482122.585426601852030.0633432380955441
20070.7174460849108852.509452163841893.048611189133479.270674139524722.492598162277340.0618015053357965
20080.6631871187830042.321147797014752.765367973884079.759858454617792.497651392537080.0598771107988062
20090.4990882468668581.901443604589242.451054655780610.28051657323682.40000044516170.0563654004623244
20100.4572728010355731.949664641441992.237139596695589.746878638795172.309438634047880.0472017585396615
20110.3820852094864811.675429503721582.115381332528228.99450054648172.273262359615010.0382619874973035
20120.4349614670281551.535887074148511.974646541287568.907106472677622.308990481669260.0407444841869048
20130.3752225536989791.572190874572611.948329119014159.502173151559792.294051840654420.0449188103271253
20140.3848400962610181.811312950436371.888381821366318.192897709828332.282609913641230.0396121591853004
  • Emissions of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Ireland have decreased by 55% from 32,680 tonnes in 1990 to 14,600 tonnes in 2014.
  • The Residential and Commercial sector accounted for 56% of emissions of PM2.5 in 2014, with Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing accounting for 16%.
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Country2000=100
Cyprus25.3012048192771
Netherlands45.9170353180071
Estonia50.8433577405858
France52.7480255159287
Czech Republic61.3398053045134
Finland61.5490480923618
Germany 66.0819379580058
Spain67.1884092276435
Belgium67.5703732316161
Austria70.3490342256862
Ireland70.5757238845652
Portugal71.6926604023378
Hungary71.7495007765698
EU75.1358812498415
Denmark75.697194719472
Luxembourg78.7385957953193
Sweden80.2469135802469
Italy80.6707756937961
United Kingdom80.8579232870388
Latvia80.8598914877126
Malta82.6923076923077
Poland86.3714060729445
Slovenia94.8405975666102
Lithuania97.7703958110467
Bulgaria122.160236879372
Croatia125.063422884278
Romania132.016809593768
Slovakia133.72661237068
  • Ireland ranked 11th in 2014 among EU Member States for emissions of PM2.5 in terms of the relative change from 2000.
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Power StationsIndustryTransportResidential and CommercialAgriculture, Forestry and FishingOtherNEC 2010 Target
1990103.04431.92904797535096.8835303102847238.3633582975021.410760444017712.1182281015303942
199591.62538.05865902609936.6190530026772522.88203408916011.344232356873832.1377843663026942
200079.8737.56433130231493.1119858894158717.45782714139280.9419036517920173.0399057814556442
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200542.50309911.97077004405621.232676914916714.15126476001740.8640139355541923.2540789307813942
200636.8005093168.48719252088130.9674916246915812.5774443520740.8202234785372283.3022235998666442
200730.83736618.94286806993310.73052886810660612.2448596071460.7399349030833583.4399477346397842
200825.1868797.849002403871060.38024911110234410.3730591866060.3652304189329733.3449336564907642
200915.6855415.070825880164660.3144982713979729.888830750964930.4200638774487223.0132453769818742
20109.455645.851222882634730.2800920071440549.514036191368580.3683751685112542.7880556943512142
20119.381086423860145.23098319267850.2495866008607528.722881822647540.08850006812937862.9728301206618542
20129.581157349624.357736127222760.2760137024143568.267741066620850.09405457589983012.6055484910267642
20138.6856680084.851382933584040.2627458176985548.847846021129690.08300140153845462.6580858473250142
20145.988195369377393.258402566937120.2418198975242057.260915331120870.04922197297475382.5443649748574342
Power StationsInsustryTransportResidential & CommercialAgriculture & ForestryOtherNEC 2010 Target
1990103.04431.92904797535096.8835303102847238.3633582975021.410760444017712.1182281015303942
199591.62538.05865902609936.6190530026772522.88203408916011.344232356873832.1377843663026942
200079.8737.56433130231493.1119858894158717.45782714139280.9419036517920173.0399057814556442
200542.50309911.97077004405621.232676914916714.15126476001740.8640139355541923.2540789307813942
200636.8005093168.48719252088130.9674916246915812.5774443520740.8202234785372283.3022235998666442
200730.83736618.94286806993310.73052886810660612.2448596071460.7399349030833583.4399477346397842
200825.1868797.849002403871060.38024911110234410.3730591866060.3652304189329733.3449336564907642
200915.6855415.070825880164660.3144982713979729.888830750964930.4200638774487223.0132453769818742
20109.455645.851222882634730.2800920071440549.514036191368580.3683751685112542.7880556943512142
20119.381086423860145.23098319267850.2495866008607528.722881822647540.08850006812937862.9728301206618542
20129.581157349624.357736127222760.2760137024143568.267741066620850.09405457589983012.6055484910267642
20138.6856680084.851382933584040.2627458176985548.847846021129690.08300140153845462.6580858473250142
20145.988195369377393.258402566937120.2418198975242057.260915331120870.04922197297475382.5443649748574342
  • Ireland’s sulphur dioxide emissions have fallen from 183,700 tonnes in 1990 to 19,300 tonnes in 2014. Emissions from Power Stations declined by 97,000 tonnes over the same period.
  • The fall in emissions from Power Stations is mainly due to a shift from oil and coal to gas and the installation of technologies which reduce sulphur emissions.
  • Ireland has been below the National Emissions Ceiling (NEC 2010) for sulphur dioxide since 2009.
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Show Table: 1.4 EU: Sulphur oxides emissions 2014 and NEC 2010 ceiling

  • All 28 EU Member States were below their 2010 National Emissions Ceiling level of emissions of sulphur oxides in 2014. Ireland ranked 22nd among EU Member States in terms of 2014 emissions relative to the 2010 NEC Ceiling.
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Power StationsIndustryTransportResidential and CommercialAgriculture, Forestry and FishingOtherNEC 2010 Target
199046.3749.2035838434411165.602316448403810.44248269329498.700441449223891.9747666699470965
199541.3918.0503051982675860.11915554386988.6621141384738514.27632505531411.4260940245604265
200039.719915102986910.529210549757552.79594036229178.6182921394277612.98979764648111.95365537561665
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200532.384444731674517.310804667332255.7585992549649.2395072977336912.87704564981111.8590700315003865
200629.873750586223416.589856177012456.67538924963758.9719296960907911.69370301159091.70719150270465
200727.330483606795818.441855426405254.04855854753438.9016764956204610.62913242155921.8280650709234365
200822.022438621326215.760999076362753.12898344693529.6943368362756710.39884186415151.69181925678465
200913.320119595516710.3613933435847.14356365386399.274021447577638.691039884877551.5715844696638565
201011.51623568096949.9582385803744843.028400416539.478644252656047.546761533832321.6190160196638765
20117.995432615477848.4741534183830941.14333902474788.305354011828056.694211791321341.428845055262365
201210.3026593181810.263185408937339.93620804642348.062374454787216.348145538560721.52384550799665
20138.5656347676248510.546722179689541.36472763455618.045120796419945.708226180681191.382861621347565
20147.5356404907477210.723579909964642.90151129692247.226230845055685.010328123075671.303360813760265
  • Ireland’s nitrogen oxides emissions have fallen from 142,300 tonnes in 1990 to 74,700 tonnes in 2014. This is still above the NEC 2010 ceiling of 65,000 tonnes and slightly above the 2011 figure of 74,000 tonnes.
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Show Table: 1.6 EU: Nitrogen oxides emissions 2014 and NEC 2010 ceiling

  • In 2014, 22 EU Member States were below their 2010 National Emissions Ceiling for nitrogen oxides. Ireland was ranked 26th in terms of emissions relative to the 2010 NEC and was one of six EU Member States which exceeded this ceiling in 2014.
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ResidentialDairy CattleOther CattleOther LivestockDirect SoilsN-excreted on Pasture Road TransportNEC 2010 Target
1990013.885585193582627.2311569042610.285195249100640.661574451092212.79723879983780.0413078862771046116
1995013.06391847952829.638724325529111.578543099945741.297569636948113.31001390065680.40901735047652116
2000012.515249335186830.251402312330612.186696202386641.726285672176713.49299721188931.66251548795896116
0000000116
2005011.344757284865632.152911978947311.850767224633638.775926643366413.07947186784882.46568750426169116
2006011.651905051961931.389684753470511.68806320871338.635770468969113.06070874705132.29501815355807116
2007011.606528688405131.186067851075310.966490256570936.841613916452312.82479919938482.13747279007494116
2008011.556089213496331.268870825568510.740690470057938.324471908595512.7473913421782.06637119017335116
2009011.438941273031731.064665298451710.627783908704940.215925075131412.67824518410291.79028249828184116
2010011.515201477634829.741948747384710.9134436243139.79220598634212.42400938346491.53151460894016116
2011011.936702210252428.841826864561211.011489387130136.404975545703112.25449151479361.35587510750549116
2012012.022457026767630.480742705308911.204343920508435.283469301539712.62370754106941.18259462678274116
2013012.281176746427731.131489049911610.924170686930936.286206607114612.87281929032431.07886072116976116
2014012.799348156027930.469658397659910.966771416779936.772512225223312.88625151758430.958297107349234116
  • Ireland’s ammonia emissions remained relatively stable over the 1990-2014 period and were 10,700 tonnes below the NEC 2010 emissions ceiling of 116,000 tonnes for ammonia in 2014.
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Show Table: 1.8 EU: Ammonia emissions 2014 and NEC 2010 ceiling

  • Only six EU Member States were above their 2010 National Emissions Ceiling for ammonia in 2014. Ireland ranked 16th in 2014 in terms of emissions relative to its 2010 NEC threshold.
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TransportFugitive and SolventsResidential and CommercialAgriculture, Forestry and FishingIndustryPower StationsOther NEC 2010 Target
199035.110396444253428.046962317332928.991430453372140.2149377489732.273523833954120.1935113085148951.1743831545988955
199533.446488488082728.726416652705218.477226034136443.65598254192911.859599980416920.251746108946961.3608678548396955
200023.691108033461227.256687993205212.877374922432143.56586996718362.718501549421840.3649258254496051.1877551332302855
000000055
200515.821880235803728.18560312229411.624319125549643.63733248086333.860994856124180.3654048046928761.3134086672718655
200614.440627213480829.943919211007611.312105051454343.14904372317953.878447591975330.3754525562188151.3828364772946355
200713.203870296753932.370628089075811.097577966645842.66340479632383.779643633888380.3767766651237171.0684641167423455
200811.914542571178128.865185784679911.765802970355142.52766502545683.531015626173720.379870427627630.95402776108065255
200910.325842632594226.865480916053412.442748180203642.38972844672933.125970383864240.351352725343910.87708798382560455
20108.9984394343614323.845827559005311.81918973555241.33130407474243.312929417671970.3723202931882790.8383784845631555
20118.1915682282718723.871583213124110.914483448703341.07070069521773.160221873138850.3103278502978910.8383271180242455
20127.33317534383623.029902240486710.818247103132742.33884368992773.078598991495720.2957773290246050.81394624521156555
20136.8297653323021423.710606647625811.594194479619543.05925566565073.174379808845530.2675308322983320.92916421942940455
20146.2836804516192623.379886853662610.065016580528742.50338203405473.672649274944370.2580090482843630.98643564435030455
  • Ireland’s emissions of Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds fell by 36% from 136,000 tonnes in 1990 to 87,150 tonnes in 2014, but was still above the NEC 2010 ceiling of 55,000 tonnes.
  • Emissions from Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing remained relatively stable from 1990 to 2014 and accounted for 48% of total NMVOC emissions in 2014.  Emissions from the Transport declined substantially over the 1990-2014 period.
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Show Table: 1.10 EU: NMVOC emissions 2014 and NEC 2010 ceiling

  • Only four EU Member States exceeded their 2010 National Emissions Ceiling in 2014 for Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds. Ireland recorded the highest emissions among EU Member States in 2014 for NMVOC relative to the 2010 National Emissions Ceiling.
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Show Table: 1.11 Ireland: Ozone threshold exceedances 1998-2014

  • Under EU Directive 2008/50/EC, every EU Member State is permitted a maximum of 25 days per year in which an ozone threshold of 120 µg/m3 may be exceeded. Ireland did not exceed this number of days in any year during the period 1998 to 2014. The year with the highest number of exceedances was 2003, when 18 days were recorded as being above the threshold value. In 2014 no days exceeded this threshold.

      

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