Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021


Number 29 of 2021




1. Definitions

2. Amendment of section 7 of Act of 2015

3. Amendment of section 40 of Act of 2015

4. Amendment of section 41 of Act of 2015

5. Amendment of section 43 of Act of 2015

6. Amendment of Industrial Relations Act 1946

7. Amendment of section 39 of Redundancy Payments Act 1967

8. Amendment of section 4 of Industrial Relations Act 1969

9. Amendment of section 8 of Unfair Dismissals Act 1977

10. Amendment of section 9 of Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act 1984

11. Amendment of section 79 of Employment Equality Act 1998

12. Amendment of section 25 of Equal Status Act 2000

13. Review of operation of Act

14. Short title and commencement

Acts Referred to

Companies Act 2014 (No. 38)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (No. 21)

Equal Status Act 2000 (No. 8)

Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 (No. 22)

Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001 (No. 11)

Industrial Relations Act 1946 (No. 26)

Industrial Relations Act 1969 (No. 14)

Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Act 1984 (No. 21)

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (No. 21)

Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (No. 10)

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16)


Number 29 of 2021


An Act to make provision in relation to the eligibility for appointment of adjudication officers and for the revocation by Government in certain circumstances of such appointments; to provide for the administration of oaths or affirmations by adjudication officers, the conduct of proceedings in public by the Workplace Relations Commission and for the publication of decisions by the Workplace Relations Commission, to require that applications in relation to the enforcement of decisions of adjudication officers shall be made on notice and, for those purposes, to amend the Workplace Relations Act 2015 , the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 , the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 , the Protection of Employees (Employers‘ Insolvency) Act 1984 , the Employment Equality Act 1998 and the Equal Status Act 2000 ; to provide that the chairman, deputy chairman and ordinary members of the Labour Court shall be independent in the performance of their functions and, for that purpose, to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1946 and the Industrial Relations Act 1969 ; and to provide for related matters.

[22nd July, 2021]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: