Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Ceisteanna (439)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

439. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the extent to which his Department has yet to import any outstanding EU directives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13049/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

My Department is up to date on the transposition of all relevant EU Directives, apart from transposition of the complex and multi-faceted Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU, which was partially transposed into Irish law by the transposition deadline of 7 January 2013. Three Chapters of the Directive remain to be transposed, but work is nearing finalisation, in consultation with the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel to the Government, to complete the transposition process in the very near future.

Ireland topped the latest EU Internal Market Scoreboard (covering the latter half of 2012), which measures Member States’ success in transposing EU law into domestic legislation. During this period, Ireland transposed all required EU legislation within the set deadlines: indeed Ireland was the only Member State to achieve a position of full transposition.

Question No. 440 answered with Question No. 427.