Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (115)

Martin Ferris


115. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he is working with the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht on the implementation in March 2012 of a resolution of Dáil Éireann which called on the Government to engage actively with the European Commission to seek a resolution within the terms of the habitats Directive and to prepare and submit a national raised bog restoration plan to the Commission as a matter of urgency. [12814/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department’s Environmental Compliance Unit provides a co-ordinating role with the European Commission in respect of all environmental infringement cases and liaises as necessary with other Departments and Agencies which have direct responsibility for managing individual cases, as well as with relevant business areas within my own Department. In that context, in respect of the specific infringement referred to (case reference number 2010/2161), my Department continues to engage closely with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht , which has the lead role in resolving the outstanding elements of the case, to the satisfaction of the European Commission.

Question No. 116 answered with Question No. 96.
Question No. 117 answered with Question No. 103.