The Trade Union and Industrial Relations Acts



New to this editionSince the publication of the fourth edition, there have been some dramatic developments in this area including the decision of the Supreme Court in McGowan v Labour Court [2013] 2 I.L.R.M. 276 striking down the entirety of Part III of the Industrial Relations Act 1946 and the enactment of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 and the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015. The new edition brings you up to date by examining the impact of these far-reaching changes which include:* The dissolution of the Labour Relations Commission and the Employment Appeals Tribunal, and the establishment of the Workplace Relations Commission.


* Expanded role for the Labour Court. * A new registered employment agreement system for company agreements. * New powers granted to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to make sectoral employment orders regulating remuneration, and sick pay and pension schemes, for workers in a particular sector of the economy.


* A new definition of collective bargaining and other amendments to the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001 to address the deficiencies identified by the Supreme Court in Ryanair Ltd v Labour Court [2007] 4 I.R. 199. Each Act and statutory instrument is annotated, with reference to relevant case law, books, articles and parliamentary debates.


All textual amendments, adaptations and repeals are clearly shown as the legislation is thoroughly cross-referenced. ReadershipThis is an essential title, both as a reference work and as an explanatory text, for employment law practitioners; the managers of medium or large companies; trade union officials; HR personnel; and those studying employment law and industrial relations law within third level institutions or as part of a personnel management course. About the AuthorAnthony Kerr is a Barrister and a Statutory Lecturer in Law in the UCD Sutherland School of Law, specialising in labour and employment law.


He is the editor of Irish Employment Legislation (a Round hall looseleaf service), a national reporter for the International Labour Law Reports, a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, and the Irish representative on the European Labour Law Network.


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