Central Bank Act 1942
F441 [ Proceedings on hearing to be normally conducted in public.
57W. — (1) The hearing of an appeal is to be open to the public, unless the parties to the hearing agree that it should be conducted in private.
(2) However, even if the parties do not agree that the hearing should be conducted in private, the Appeals Tribunal may, if satisfied that it is desirable to do so because of the confidential nature of any evidence or matter or for any other reason, make any one or more of the following orders:
( a ) an order that the hearing be conducted wholly or partly in private;
( b ) an order prohibiting or restricting —
(i) the disclosure of the name, address, picture or any other material that identifies, or may lead to the identification of, any person (whether or not a party to proceedings before the Appeals Tribunal or a witness summoned by, or appearing before, it), or
(ii) the doing of any other thing that identifies, or may lead to the identification of, any such person;
( c ) an order prohibiting or restricting the publication or broadcast of any report of proceedings before it;
( d ) an order prohibiting or restricting the publication of evidence given before that Tribunal, whether in public or in private, or of matters contained in documents lodged with it or received in evidence by it;
( e ) an order prohibiting or restricting the disclosure to some or all of the parties to the proceedings of evidence given before that Tribunal, or of the contents of a document lodged with it or received in evidence by it, in relation to the proceedings.
(3) The Appeals Tribunal may make an order under subsection (2) either on its own or on the application of a party.
(4) The Appeals Tribunal may vary or revoke an order made under subsection (2). ]
Part VIIA (ss. 57A-57AZ) inserted (1.08.2004) by Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Act 2003 (12/2003), s. 28, S.I. No. 454 of 2004, subject to transitional provisions in s. 36 and sch. 3.