EU court to rule on treatment of wild birds

Ireland’s record on the conservation of wild birds and the countryside will come under scrutiny in the European Court of Justice on Thursday when the court decides if the government has breached the Birds and Habitats Directives.

8th December, 2007

Ireland’s record on the conservation of wild birds and the countryside will come under scrutiny in the European Court of Justice on Thursday when the court decides if the government has breached the Birds and Habitats Directives.

The European Commission took Ireland to court over its failure to establish protected areas for wild birds. The court has already ruled against the Netherlands, France, Finland and Italy in similar cases. Proceedings are also pending...

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