Dáil Éireann - Volume 528 - 14 December, 2000
Written Answers. - Habitats Directive.
Mr. U. Burke Mr. U. Burke
205. Mr. U. Burke asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands if a derogation under the habitats directive was sought by Ireland for turf cutters similar to derogations successfully sought and granted to Italy and Greece for tobacco growing because it impinged on their economy and the livelihoods of its people. [30256/00]
Miss de Valera Miss de Valera
Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Miss de Valera): Greece and Italy neither sought nor received a derogation from the full implementation of the EU Habitats Directive. Accordingly, the question does not arise.
Dáil Éireann 528 Written Answers. Habitats Directive.