In this section, we have included all of the relevant legislation relating to industrial relations in Ireland.
The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 has been signed into law
27/07/2015 - The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 has been signed into law and will come into effect in the coming weeks. Thankfully, Ireland's voluntarist approach to industrial relations has been preserved under the new legislation.
Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012
10/08/2012 - The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 was enacted on 24 July 2012 and was brought into operation on 1 August 2012. The Act amends the Industrial Relations Act 1946 and a number of other statutes. The Act provides revised procedures for the making of Employment Regulation Orders and Registered Employment Agreements.
Collective redundancy in Ireland – when consultation fails
14/02/2012 - Historically, industrial relations in Ireland have been based on the concepts of voluntarism and legal abstention. However, it would not be true to say that Irish laws as they currently relate to industrial relations are entirely voluntarist. While there is no statutory obligation on employers to engage in collective bargaining, there are some circumstances where employers are legally obliged to apply the outcome of collectively bargained terms and conditions to their employees.