Industrial Relations Act, 1946

12.—(1) The Minister shall appoint a deputy for the chairman who shall hold office on such terms as shall be fixed by the Minister when appointing him.

(2) The deputy chairman shall, in the absence of the chairman, act in his place and references in this Act to the chairman shall be construed as including references to the deputy chairman so acting.

(3) No person shall be appointed to be deputy chairman unless he is ordinarily resident in the State.

(4) The deputy chairman may be paid such fees as the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, determines.