Updated to 19 February 2021 (Act No. 32 of 2020 and S.I. No. 75 of 2021)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 August 2015 Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 329 of 2015), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Application of Act extended Industrial Relations Act 1990 (19/1990), s. 23(1)-(1D) and sch. 6 as inserted by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 1990 (21/2019), s. 4
Collectively cited Unfair Dismissals Acts functions transferred Labour Affairs and Labour Law (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 361/2017)
Part 2 (ss. 5-24) added to "employment, relevant enactments" Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015) sch. 1 part 2 para. 19, as inserted by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 24(c)
Part 2 ch. 2 (ss. 6-12) complaint procedure for breach of registered employment agreement European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(1)(c)
Part 2 ch. 2 (ss. 6-12) complaint procedure for breach of registered employment agreement European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(1)(d)
Part 2 ch. 2 (ss. 6-12), redress and appeal procedure concerning contraventions of registered employment agreements under Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), ss. 41, 44 and  sch. 5 part 1 para. 29, sch. 6 part 1 para. 35 and part 2 para. 35, as inserted by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 24(d)(i), (e)
Part 2 ch. 3 (ss. 13-21) redress and appeal procedure for disputes concerning contravention of sectoral employment orders Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), ss. 41, 44 and  sch. 5 part 2 para. 11, sch. 6 part 1 para. 35 and sch. 6 part 2 para. 35, as inserted by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 24(d)(ii), (e)
s. 20(1) redress and appeal procedure Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), ss. 41, 44 and  sch. 5 part 1 para. 30, sch. 6 part 1 para. 35 and sch. 6 part 2 para. 35, as inserted by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 24(d), (e)
S. 23(2) references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(c)
S. 45 references to the Financial Services Ombudsman, the Deputy Financial Services Ombudsman or the Pensions Ombudsman shall, on and after the establishment day, be construed as Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman 22/2017, s. 29(3)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 17(1) Sectoral Employment Order (Electrical Contracting Sector) 2019 (S.I. No. 251 of 2019)
  Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2019 (S.I. No. 234 of 2019)
  Sectoral Employment Order (Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector) 2018 (S.I. No. 59 of 2018)
  Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2017 (S.I. No. 455 of 2017)

* Naisiúnta Leictreach Contraiteoir Eireann Cuideachta Faoi Theorainn Ráthaiochta (NECI) –v- the Labour Court and the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Ireland and the Attorney General (2020 IEHC 342) Mr. Justice Simons found inter alia that Chapter 3 of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 is invalid having regard to the provisions of Article 15.2.1° of the Constitution striking down the chapter.  He also found that it follows that the Sectoral Employment Order (Electrical Contracting Sector) 2019 (S.I. No. 251 of 2019) is invalid and must fall with the parent legislation. The State has been granted leave to appeal the judgment to the Supreme Court and an appeal date has yet to be confirmed.