1493. Deputy Duncan Smith asked the Minister for Justice the reason Ireland has failed to provide information regarding Procedural Time Limits on Civil and Commercial Matters to the European Judicial Network; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20501/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The European e:Justice Portal is maintained by the European Commission. As well as information on EU law, the Portal contains information on the national law of the Member States of the European Union. Information is provided by the Member States concerned and is set out in factsheets on the Portal.
Membership and responsibility of the European Judicial Network (EJN) is spread across my department and the Courts Service. The Courts Service is the Contact Point for the purposes of the EJN and as such has primary responsibility for it. The factsheet for Ireland will be updated by the Courts Service and subsequently uploaded by my department.
The Irish procedural time-limits factsheet to which the Deputy refers sets out the procedural time limits which are prescribed by national law and which apply where the relevant national law applies. There is, of course, separate EU law in this area which applies in respect of EU legislation and which is not coved by the factsheet.
The factsheet was removed from the Portal for updating on foot of changes to the relevant legislation. The factsheet will be available once the necessary procedures for its validation have been completed between Ireland and the European Commission.