Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
Prior to ratification of the Aarhus Convention, it has been necessary to ensure that Ireland has implemented its provisions in national law, a task which has been ongoing for some time. The Attorney General has confirmed that all provisions are in place and the necessary administrative work is now underway to ratify the Convention. Ratification of the Aarhus Convention is a high priority and my Department is working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with a view to finalising this process as soon as possible.