Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Irish Republic as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Irish Republic: GDPR misinformation is now spreading

Employers should take note that GDPR misinformation is now spreading, often through lawyers, ahead of its implementation …

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Irish Republic: If an employer dismisses an employee, when does the dismissal actually take effect?

If an employer dismisses an employee, when does the dismissal actually take effect? According to the High Court everything depends on the wording of contracts and HR policy documents …

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Irish Republic: Court of appeal overturns high court Nano Nagle School judgment

A landmark decision by the Court of Appeal has established that employers do not have an express duty to accommodate an employee who has become unable to perform their key duties …

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Irish Republic: Labour Court confirms liability for breach of information and consultation obligations under the TUPE Regulations rests with the Transferee

It is a curious characteristic of Irish law that failure to consult employees ahead of a business transfer places the resulting liability entirely onto the new employer (the transferee) …

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Irish Republic: Labour Court rejects further 5% hike and daily travel pay for builders

A 5% pay claim by the union ICTU, which represents construction workers, has been rejected by the Labour Court …

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Irish Republic: Number of data breach notifications rose by 26%

The number of data breach notifications to the Data Protection Commissioner rose by 26% last year, compared to 2016 …

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Irish Republic: Gender pay gap bill

The Gender Pay Gap (Wage Transparency) Bill, establishing that companies will have to regularly report on gender pay differences, will be considered by the Government within the next few months …

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Irish Republic: Training racehorses not considered agricultural work

The risks of applying terms and conditions established for one sector to another sector have been well illustrated by a recent Labour Court ruling …

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Irish Republic: Zero-hours contracts

The conclusion of pay-as-you-go zero hours contracts are set to be effectively prohibited under the pending Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill …

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Irish Republic: Ryanair agrees to recognize pilot unions

The CEO of airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, has agreed to recognise the Irish Pilots union Ialpa for the first time in the company’s 32-year history …

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Irish Republic: UK lawyers register in Ireland

The Law Society of Ireland has reported that around 1200 UK Solicitors have registered in Ireland over the past 18  months because of Brexit …

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Irish Republic: Nationals from non-EEA states to work without a formal work permit

Nationals from non-EEA states who graduated from an Irish University since January 1st 2017 and have a classification of Grade 9 or above on the National Framework of Qualifications can now stay two years post-graduation (instead of one) to work in Ireland without a formal work permit …

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Irish Republic: Maternity leave for premature births

The statutory right to maternity leave has changed for premature births …

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Irish Republic: Sectoral Employment Order

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has introduced a “Sectoral Employment Order” into the construction industry, with immediate effect …

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Irish Republic: Three unions merge to create Fórsa

With half the votes already counted it looks as though there is strong support for the merger of three public service unions – Impact, the Public Service Executive Union, the Civil Public and Services Union …

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