Language of document :

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the High Court (Ireland) made on 17 June 2019 – Friends of the Irish Environment Limited v Commissioner for Environmental Information

(Case C-470/19)

Language of the case: English

Referring court

High Court (Ireland)

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Friends of the Irish Environment Limited

Respondent: Commissioner for Environmental Information

First Notice Party: The Courts Service of Ireland

Question referred

Is control of access to court records relating to proceedings in which final judgment has been delivered, the period for an appeal has expired and no appeal or further application is pending, but further applications in particular circumstances are possible, an exercise of “judicial capacity” within the meaning of Article 2(2) of Directive 2003/4/EC1 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC?


1 OJ 2003, L 41, p. 26.