Media can now access court records


From 1 August 2018, the media will have access to documents opened in an Irish court, or taken to have been opened in an Irish court. This is a welcome development for the media and has been implemented to facilitate the fair and accurate reporting of court hearings. Parties should be aware that this potentially means that documents filed in proceedings which might make reference to commercially sensitive and/or confidential information may be accessed by the media even if that content has not necessarily been read out in court.

Read the full briefing here.

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