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Ireland fails to comply with IPPC Directive


Ireland has been accused by the Commission of failing to meet the requirements of the IPPC Directive in relation to pig and poultry installations.

The EU Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik, recommended to the Commission that Ireland be issued with a ‘reasoned opinion' notice concerning the ongoing infringement. 

It is alleged that Ireland has at least 26 pig and poultry rearing installations that do not have appropriate IPPC licenses for their operation. 

Ireland has been given two months to comply with the legislation to the satisfaction of the Commission. If the Commission is not satisfied with Ireland's response they can refer the case back to the European Court of Justice and request financial penalties.