The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the "Act") was signed in to law on 6 August 2020 with most provisions commenced on 21 August 2020. The Act reflects a substantial modernisation and reform of certain aspects of our legal system and is certainly a welcome development.

The Act is an omnibus one and addresses various matters, however this advisory focuses on the introduction of statements of truth into Irish law for the first time. Please see our advisories here and here which address the various other changes brought about by this new Act.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.