Uimhir:61 Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha


To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of EU directives related to his Department that have yet to be transposed into Irish law despite the deadline date been passed; when is it proposed that these Directives will be transposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– Anthony Lawlor.

* For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 11th December, 2013.

Reference Number: 53350/13

Freagra Minister Ruairí Quinn


One Directive related to my Department falls into the category to which the Deputy refers. The transposition of this Directive (Council Directive 2013/25/EU of 13 May 2013, adapting certain directives in the field of right of establishment and freedom to provide services, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia) requires the amendment of at least 8 pieces of legislation, only one of which falls under the remit of my Department, although my Department is responsible for the overall coordination of the transposition.

My Department has notified the relevant Departments of the requirement to transpose the Directive, and it is hoped that overall transposition will be completed before the end of the year.