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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 19 Apr 1994

Vol. 441 No. 5

Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Liz O'Donnell


177 Ms O'Donnell asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht in regard to the area of his responsibility, the Directives or other measures requiring transposition under EU law which have been adopted by the EU Council or Commission but which have not yet been transposed by Ireland; the Directives or measures requiring transposition where the date for transposition has passed; the Directives or measures or other matters of EU law in respect of which the European Commission has issued a letter to Ireland under Article 169 (Infringement Proceedings) of the EC Treaty; the Directives, measures or matters in respect of which the European Commission has issued a reasoned opinion to Ireland under Article 169; the matters in respect of which proceedings against Ireland are pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union; the matters in respect of which a judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union against Ireland has been given but has not been implemented; and the judgments in respect of which proceedings have been initiated under Article 171 (Failure to Implement Judgement) of the EEC Treaty.

In the case of my Department, the relevant details are as follows:


Present position

Council Directive 89/552/EC of 3 October 1989 on the pursuit of broadcasting activities.

Mainly implemented on date required administrative action in train to finalise implementation of the Directive's provision on television advertising.

Council Directive 93/7/EC of 15 March 1993 on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a member state.

Draft European Communities (Return of Cultural Objects) Regulations implementing the Directive are at an advanced stage of preparation and should be finalised shortly.

Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna.

Draft European (Wildlife Amendment Act 1976) Regulations being prepared.

Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds.

Letter under Article 169 of the EC Treaty issued by the EU Commission. A reply is in the course of preparation.