Redundancy Payments Act, 1967

Aid to unemployed persons changing residence.

46.—(1) The Minister may, for the purpose of achieving such a degree of geographical mobility of labour as is, in his opinion, desirable in the interests of promoting national economic policy, make with the consent of the Minister for Finance regulations providing for financial assistance, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, to unemployed persons or to persons about to be declared redundant who are obliged to change their normal place of residence in order to take up employment offered or approved by the Employment Service.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section—

(a) may provide for the payment or recoupment, in whole or in part, of the costs of transport (including the transport of household effects) arising out of a change of residence and for allowances in respect of lodgings, and

(b) may impose conditions, time limits and financial limits in respect of any moneys payable under the regulations.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 4, regulations under this section may apply to workers belonging to a class excluded from this Act by the said section 4.