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Environment of Ireland

In Ireland, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 3.2% of the total energy use. Ireland emits 7.9 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Ireland is 682.


Total land area of Ireland is 70,273 km2 (approx. 27,132 mi²). 7540 km2 of Ireland's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 11% of all the land in the country.

Issues Ireland faces

Currently Ireland faces various issues, including water pollution, especially of lakes, from agricultural runoff.