Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Particulate matter (PM) Levels
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Updated on at least once a week.
  • Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.

Data Location


Linda Deegan, Environmental Queries Unit, Environmental Protection Agency (16 Oct 2013): "I refer to your query in regard to the terms of use of licences on the data we share at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). I confirm that the EPA is happy to provide members of public with data and that all data is available freely for download from the site. However, general terms of use does not permit the distribution of data to a third party for commercial benefit as it has been made freely available. It should also be noted that the EPA should be acknowledged as the source, where data is used by an organisation/individual in any hardcopy reproductions or in an instance where the data is referenced. Please see link to Data Disclaimer Download. However, there is data on our website which we share or is the direct property of other organisations which have particular conditions of use. I set out hereunder a number of these below but there may be others and they will have conditions of use included. EPA Envision Base Mapping All base mapping on the EPA Envision site ( is the direct property of the Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) and, as such, an appropriate licence would need to be obtained directly from OSI should you wish to use any of their base mapping displayed. Under the terms of licence that we, the EPA, have with OSI, you are permitted to make one map for inclusion within a report directly from the Envision website, with copyright notice visible. Generalised Rivers and Lakes data The freely available Generalised Rivers and Lakes dataset is not available for commercial use. The dataset is the property of Ordnance Survey Ireland and a licence would need to be obtained from them directly for commercial use of data. To clarify: • You can use the ‘Generalised Data’ from the Ordnance Survey Ireland, which is licenced for a period of 9 months. This is a free set of data, given in shapefile format. You can access this data immediately by clicking on the Download link below. Ordnance Survey Ireland regulations stipulate that you delete this data after a period of 9 months. • If you require more detailed data than that in the ‘Generalised Data’ you will need to contact Digital Sales in Ordnance Survey Ireland ( and obtain a licence for the OSI Discovery Series Vector Water Lines dataset (inclusive of Rivers and Lakes). There is a fee for this, however, I do not know what it is. • When you have obtained this licence number, please get in touch again and we can grant you access to the Secure Download section of the EPA Ireland Geo-portal (at You can then obtain the data required. Ordnance Survey Ireland: Copyright: Contact Us: National Soils and Sub-soils data · With respect to the purchase/licence of the National Soils and Sub-Soils data please note that the text below outlines the conditions of usage. This dataset is jointly owned by Teagasc and The EPA: o The EPA cannot commercially charge for access or provision of this data, it has been made freely available for download from the Envision Geoportal ( o The end user cannot charge for access or provision of this data to third party clients o The end user may charge for work resulting from the use of this data, but explicitly not for the data Corine data · Corine data cannot be used for commercial use, you receive the data for non-commercial use only, please note that the text below outlines the conditions of usage. These datasets are owned by the EPA and the EEA: o The EPA agrees to provide the applicant with the relevant dataset and grants the applicant permission to use the dataset subject to the following conditions and the attached disclaimer: § The applicant agrees not to give access to, or provide copies of the dataset, or any part thereof, to others, either in the format as provided by the Competent Authority directly, or as adapted. Others wishing to obtain the data should apply on a separate form. § The applicant also agrees not to re-sell the dataset, in whole or in part. § The applicant agrees, upon receiving the product(s): · to provide the EPA with details of the individual or organisation using the product(s) and the responsible persons in charge; · to report to the EPA on any findings related to the product(s) received (errors, omissions) and assist the EPA in improving the respective products; · to report to the EPA on all applications developed based on the data provided and supply complete information and relevant materials produced on this basis to the EPA; · to acknowledge the data source in all related publications or other dissemination media as the EPA; · to submit to the EPA any request for distribution of National CORINE product(s) addressed to them and inform the potential users that the EPA is the responsible body in charge with the commercial dissemination of the National CORINE products; · to refrain from any actions/activities affecting the full exercise of the ownership rights and of the copy rights by the EPA in relation to the National CORINE products. o The applicant agrees to inform the EPA of any intended change of use in advance o The applicant agrees to return the datasets to the EPA and to delete them from all storage media when their use for the stated purposes no longer applies. We, the EPA, we are happy for you to use both datasets internally, as long as the EPA (and the EEA for Corine or Teagasc for Soils and Subsoils) are acknowledged as the source." Based on this, OPENLY LICENSED: NO

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Oct 21 2013 13:37:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)