Despite rapid development in the last two decades, Ireland's landscape is predominantly rural and agricultural. Artificial surfaces account for approximately 3% of the land surface, which has increased in recent years but is still below the European average of 4%. Agriculture and forestry land-use account for 67% and 9% of the national land area respectively with wetlands accounting for a further 15% (EPA, 2019). To view Ireland's land cover, go to the EPA map viewer and filter for 'Land & Soil > Corine 2018' - you may need to zoom in a little to see the land cover categories.
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