Air Emissions


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Greenhouse gas (CO2, N2O, CH4, Fluorinated gases) emissions and air pollutant emissions (SO2, NOx, NH3, NMVOC, CO, PM2.5, PM10), classified by economic sector of the emitter.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.


Data from the CSO, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) energy balance sheets is used to compile the air emissions accounts.


Greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutant emissions.



Reference period

Calendar year, 18 months previous to current year

Start date



18 months after the end of the reference period


  • Gas
    Carbon dioxide (CO2); Nitrous oxide (N2O); Methane (CH4); Fluoridated gases (HFC, PFC, SF6, NF3); Sulphur dioxide (SO2); Oxides of nitrogen (NOx); Ammonia (NH3); Non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC); Carbon monoxide (CO); particulate matter (PM2.5, PM10).
  • Economic sector
    Agriculture, forestry &, fishing; Industry; Services; Households. Industry is further broken down into: Mining & quarrying; Food products, beverages and tobacco products; Textiles, wearing apparel and leather products; Wood and paper products and printing; Coke and refined petroleum products; Chemicals and chemical products; Basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations; Rubber and plastic products and other non-metallic mineral products; Basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment; Computer, electronic and optical products; Electrical equipment; Machinery and equipment not elsewhere classified; Transport equipment; Furniture, other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment; Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply; Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation; Construction


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