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This page explains certain matters such as unacceptable behaviour and offences.

Unacceptable behaviour and offences

Oral hearings generally take place without delays or obstructions. If delays or obstructions occur at an oral hearing an inspector can:

  • issue a warning to person
  • order a person to leave or have a person removed
  • request the assistance of An Garda Síochána

There are penalties for persons convicted of delaying or obstructing an oral hearing. A court can order a person or persons convicted to pay costs to An Bord Pleanála or to any participant who appeared at the oral hearing. Persons who gave consent to or encouraged the person to commit the offence may also be ordered to pay costs.