Asunto C-148/05: Recurso interpuesto el 1 de abril de 2005 contra Irlanda por la Comisión de las Comunidades Europeas

JurisdictionEuropean Union
Published date28 June 2005
Celex NumberC2005/155/04
C_2005155EN.01000202.xml

25.6.2005

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 155/2


Action brought on 1 April 2005 by Commission of the European Communities against Ireland

(Case C-148/05)

(2005/C 155/04)

Language of the case: English

An action against Ireland was brought before the Court of Justice of the European Communities on 1 April 2005 by the Commission of the European Communities, represented by Barry Doherty and Donatella Recchia, acting as Agents, with an address for service in Luxembourg.

The applicant claims that the Court should:

1.

declare that Ireland, by failing

a)

in accordance with Article 4 of Council Directive 79/923/EEC (1), to designate all shellfish waters requiring designation,

b)

in accordance with Article 3 of the same directive, to set all the required values in respect of shellfish waters designated or requiring designation pursuant to Article 4,

c)

in accordance with Article 5 of the same directive, to take all necessary measures to establish pollution reduction programmes for waters which should have been designated pursuant to Article 4 but were not designated,

has failed to comply with its obligations under those Articles of the said Directive;

and

2.

order Ireland to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The Commission maintains that Ireland has breached Council Directive 79/923/EEC on the quality required of shellfish waters by failing:

a)

in accordance with Article 4 of the directive, to designate all shellfish waters requiring designation;

b)

in accordance with Article 3 of the directive, to set all the required values in respect of shellfish waters designated or requiring designation pursuant to Article 4; and

c)

in accordance with Article 5 of the directive, to take all necessary measures to establish pollution reduction programmes for waters requiring designation pursuant to Article 4.


(1) Council Directive 79/923/EEC of 30 October 1979 on the quality required of shellfish waters, OJ L 281, 10.11.1979, p. 47.


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