What is an oral hearing?
An oral hearing is sometimes held to help our inspector gather more information from participants. The Board will generally only hold an oral hearing to help it understand a particularly complex case, or if the case involves significant national or local issues. The Board has the power to hold an oral hearing with or without a request for one.
How do I ask for an oral hearing?
To ask for an oral hearing, you need to make an oral hearing request. To make a request you must:
- tick the box that says "Yes, I want to request an oral hearing" on the Section 254 Licence Decision Appeal Form, or
- write to us and ask for one.
You will have to pay an additional non-refundable fee of €50 and your request must be received together with your appeal.
Further information on how to make this request is available in our guide "Requesting an Oral Hearing" which is available on our website or by contacting us.