Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (788)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy


788. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if consideration is being given to introduce an exemption for the entertainment industry from the proposed ban on tungsten bulbs from 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9941/18]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

I understand  that the European Commission is working on a single lighting regulation under the Ecodesign Directive framework intended to update the existing Ecodesign Lighting Regulations.  The regulatory framework in Ireland is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and I understand that Enterprise Ireland, under the remit of that Department, is currently engaged in a stakeholder consultation process in relation to the matter.  

My Department is aware of the issues around the use of tungsten bulbs and the proposed ban and is examining them in the context of the proposed new regulations.