Dublin Airport was Ireland's Biggest Polluter in 2021
Dublin Airport was Ireland's biggest polluter in 2021 according to data revealed at the COP27.
Last year, the country's largest transport hub was responsible for just over one million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. It was not the only Dublin location that was among Ireland's biggest polluters.
Other locations included Drogheda Cement Plant in second place, Ballyconnell Cement Plant in Co. Cavan in third, and Dublin's road network in fourth. Traffic in Dublin accounted for 773,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions last year.
The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has said that it will help Ireland reach its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The current plan is to reduce the usage by 51% by 2030.
A spokesman said: "Additionally, we are working towards a commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions from our operations by 2050 or sooner. As a vital economic enabler, DAA has a clear sustainability strategy already in place to deliver key initiatives at Dublin Airport in terms of embracing new technologies, ensuring efficient aircraft operations, and implementing smart environmental measures to play our part in reducing carbon emissions."