Messages to Dáil and Seanad

The Joint Committee on Justice and Equality has completed its consideration of the following motions:

That the proposal that Dáil Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion under Protocol No. 21 on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measures: (i) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No. 1206/2001 of 28th May, 2001, on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters, a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 6th July, 2018, and

(ii) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No. 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents), a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 21st June, 2018, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality, in accordance with Standing Order 84A(4)(k), which, not later than 11th October, 2018, shall send a message to the Dáil in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 90, and Standing Order 89(2) shall accordingly apply.”

Sitting suspended at 9.45 a.m. and resumed at 9.50 a.m.