You decide: Department of Justice confirms a publication consultation will be held over proposed daylight savings changes – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 10, 2018

You decide: Department of Justice confirms a publication consultation will be held over proposed daylight savings changes

The Irish public will be asked to decide whether or not to scrap daylight savings time the Department of Justice has confirmed.

In announcement made this afternoon the Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan, confirmed that the issue will go through a consultation process with a report due to be published in 2019.

It is expected that members of the public along with interest groups will be asked to decide whether or not to scrap the current system.

The Department of Justice say the issue must go before a consultation process as the island of Ireland could very well see two different time jurisdictions following UK’s expected withdrawal from the EU next March.

It is believed that the discussion is being advised given that the EU recommended that the system be scrapped from its member states last month.

The British Government have already declared that they will not be following the EU’s decision and therefore daylight savings time would remain in place.

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