Equal Status Act, 2000

Additional powers of Circuit Court on enforcement.

32.—(1) Where the Circuit Court makes an order under section 31 (1), it may, if in all the circumstances it considers it appropriate to do so, include in the order the additional direction referred to in subsection (2).

(2) Where the order under section 31 (1) relates to a decision requiring the payment of compensation to any person, the order may direct the respondent concerned to pay interest on the compensation at the rate referred to in section 22 of the Courts Act, 1981 , in respect of the whole or any part of the period ending on the date of the order and beginning—

(a) 42 days after the date of the decision, or

(b) if it is later, on the date on which the compensation was required to be paid under the decision.