Ireland in breach of EU law over electricity market

Ireland is in breach of European law after failing to implement an EU Directive on the unbundling of the electricity market, writes Dick O’Brien.

26th March, 2011

Ireland is in breach of European law after failing to implement an EU Directive on the unbundling of the electricity market, writes Dick O’Brien.

The government was meant to transpose the EU’s Third Energy Package into law by March 3, but failed to do so. Under this directive, the government had to announce plans by this date for a change in the ownership structure of the national grid.

The directive requires the...

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