Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 31 January, 2007

Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he is satisfied that the Irish Habitats Regulations 1997 provide sufficient powers and duties and that there are sufficient measures in practice to ensure Ireland meets it’s legal obligations under European law. [2509/07]

  Mr. Roche: I am fully committed to meeting Ireland’s legal obligations under the Habitats Directive. In that regard, I have already made substantial additional provisions to the Habitats Regulations 1997 in the Habitats (Amendment) Regulations 2005. I envisage making further amending regulations in this active area of EU law.