S.I. No. 361/1974 - Conditions of Employment (Tennis Balls Industry) (Exclusion) Regulations, 1974.

S.I. No. 361 of 1974.


I, MICHAEL O'LEARY, Minister for Labour, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 29 and 52 of the Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 (No. 2 of 1936), and the Labour (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1966 ( S.I. No. 164 of 1966 ) and after consultation with representatives of employers interested in the form of industrial work specified in these Regulations, and with representatives of workers so interested hereby make the following regulations:—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Conditions of Employment (Tennis Balls Industry) (Exclusion) Regulations, 1974.

2. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to these Regulations.

3. The following form of industrial work, namely, the production of tennis balls as carried on at the premises of the General Tire Company (Ireland) Limited, at Mullingar, in the county of Westmeath, is hereby declared to be excluded industrial work for the purpose of Section 46 of the Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 (No. 2 of 1936).

4. The following provisions shall have effect in respect of the work to which these Regulations relate:

( a ) no woman shall be employed to do any such work at any time between the hour of 12 midnight on any day, and the hour of 8 a.m. on the following day;

( b ) no woman shall be so employed on any day until after the expiration of eleven hours from the time at which she ceased to do industrial work on the previous day.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 10th day of December, 1974.


Minister for Labour.


The Conditions of Employment Act 1936 provides that female adults may not work outside the hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on any day. The purpose of these Regulations is to allow the employment of female adults between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight on the manufacture of tennis balls at the premises of The General Tire Co. (Ireland) Ltd. at Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.