Following the Supreme Court judgement of Zalewski – v – Adjudication Officer and WRC, Ireland and the Attorney General 2021.
As a result of the judgement on the 6th April 2021, a number of changes will now take place in WRC Hearings.
The WRC Hearings will now be open to the public and the names of the parties will be published whereas prior to this judgement, Hearings were not open to the public and the names of the parties were not published. Where there is serious or direct conflict of evidence between the two parties, an amendment is being made to the WRC Act 2015 to give the adjudication officer the power to administer an oath or affirmation, and to provide for sanctions for the giving of false evidence. This legislation is not yet in place and currently cases are being adjourned if there is a serious and direct conflict of evidence until this legislation is enacted.
See the below link for further detail in relation to the above.