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Country: Ireland - Month updated: November 2020

  1. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Parent's Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (No. 35 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-10-24 | IRL-2020-L-110569

    An Act to entitle certain employees who are relevant parents in relation to a child to employment leave for the purposes of enabling them to provide, or assist in the provision of, care to the child; to entitle certain employees who are surviving parents in relation to a child to employment leave on the death of a relevant parent; to provide for the payment of parent’s benefit to certain persons and, for that purpose, to amend the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 ; for those purposes to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters.

  2. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Act 2020 (No. 8 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-08-01 | IRL-2020-L-110566

    An Act to provide for the imposition, repeal, remission, alteration and regulation of taxation; to otherwise make further provision in connection with finance; to amend Part 7 of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 and otherwise make provision for supports to employers; and to provide for related matters.

  3. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (No. 2 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-27 | IRL-2020-L-110565

    An Act, to make exceptional provision, in the public interest and having regard to the manifest and grave risk to human life and public health posed by the spread of the disease known as Covid-19 and in order to mitigate, where practicable, the effect of the spread of that disease and to mitigate the adverse economic consequences resulting, or likely to result from the spread of that disease and to mitigate its impact on the administration of vital public service functions; to make provision in relation to the operation of certain provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 during the period of 3 months following the enactment of this Act and such further period (if any) as may be specified by order of the Government; to amend the Planning and Development Act 2000 to provide, in certain circumstances, for the disregard of a certain period in the calculation of time limits referred to in that Act and in certain other enactments; to provide for the registration of certain health and social care professionals to fulfil the need for medical resources to alleviate the risk from Covid-19 to human life and public health and for those and related purposes to amend the Dentists Act 1985 , the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 , the Pharmacy Act 2007 , the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 , and the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 ; to make provision, due to the exigencies of the public health emergency posed by the spread of Covid-19, for certain amendments and modifications to the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2001 relating to the carrying out of reviews under section 18 of that Act; to amend the Defence Act 1954 to enable the re-enlistment of formerly enlisted persons; to enable the provision of a temporary wage subsidy to certain employees; to make provision in relation to the operation of certain provisions of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 for a certain period following the enactment of this Act and such further period (if any) as may be specified by order of the Government and, for that purpose, to amend the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 ; to make provision allowing for the modified operation of certain aspects of the civil registration system, if required, for a limited period and such further period (if any) as may be specified by order of the Government, including by way of allowing certain persons to provide particulars to a registrar in writing rather than by appearing in person, and by allowing the staff of an tArd-Chláraitheoir to perform the functions of certain registrars in circumstances where the civil registration system is not available or able to perform its statutory functions as it ordinarily would be, and for those purposes, to amend the Civil Registration Act 2004 ; and to provide for related matters.

  4. Ireland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage Order 2020 (S.I. No. 8/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-01-17 | IRL-2020-R-110572

    This Order sets the national minimum hourly rate of pay from 1 February 2020 at €10.10, and the board and lodging rates as follows;

    • Lodgings: €23.86 per week, or €3.42 per day.

    • Board: €0.90 per hour worked.

  5. Ireland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage (Prescription of percentages of hourly rates of pay) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 72/2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-26 | IRL-2019-R-110574

    This Order sets the percentages of the national minimum hourly rate of pay in relation to specific categories of employees from 4 March 2019.

    Subject to sections 17 , 18 and 41 of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 , an employee to whom regulation 2 of this order relates shall be remunerated by his or her employer in respect of the employee’s working hours in any pay reference period, at an hourly rate of pay that on average is not less than the percentages stated in that regulation.

  6. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Industrial Training Act 1967 (No. 5/1967). - Legislation on-line as Revised

    Adoption: 1967-03-07 | IRL-1967-L-110578

    An Act to make better provision for industrial and commercial training and for that purpose to establish a body to be known as an chomhairle oiliúna and to define its powers and duties, to provide for the imposition by an chomhairle oiliúna of levies for the promotion of industrial and commercial training, to repeal the Apprenticeship Act, 1959 , and to provide for other matters connected with the matters aforesaid.


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