Industrial Relations Act 1969

Prohibition on disclosure of information.

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14.— A rights commissioner shall not include in any recommendation any information obtained by him in the course of any investigation under this Act as to any trade union or as to the business carried on by any person which is not available otherwise than through evidence given at the investigation without the consent of the trade union or persons concerned, nor shall any person concerned in proceedings before a rights commissioner under this Act, without such consent, disclose any such information.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C18

Person holding record under section excluded from requirement to refuse an FOI request (14.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 41(1)(a) and sch. 3, part 1, commenced on enactment. This section is listed in sch. 3 part 1.

Enactments relating to non-disclosure of records.

41.—(1) A head shall refuse to grant an FOI request if—

(a) the disclosure of the record concerned is prohibited by law of the European Union or any enactment (other than a provision specified in column (3) of Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 3 of an enactment specified in that Schedule), or

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C19

Application of section not restricted (18.07.1990) by Industrial Relations Act 1990 (19/1990), s. 25(6) and (8), commenced on enactment, as amended (18.10.1999) by Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998), s. 105(b)(ii), S.I. No. 320 of 1999.

Functions of the Commission.

25.— ...

(6) The Commission, a member of the Commission or any of its staff shall not include in any report any information obtained by it in the course of any proceedings before it under this Act as to any trade union or as to the business carried on by any person which is not available otherwise than through evidence given at the proceedings (including conciliation conferences and advisory meetings) without the consent of the trade union or person concerned, nor shall any member of the Commission or any of its staff or any person concerned in the proceedings, without such consent, disclose any such information.

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(8) Subsection (6) is without prejudice to [... ] section 14 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969.

Editorial Notes:

E10

Previous affecting provision: person holding record under section excluded from requirement to refuse an FOI request (21.4.1998) by Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997), s. 32, sch. 3 part 1, commenced as per s. 1(2); repealed (14.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 5 and sch. 4, commenced as per s. 1(2).