Working Paper No. 49, "The impact of the eurozone crisis on Irish social partnership: A political economy analysis"

This paper is part of a series of studies funded by the European Commission in the framework of an ILO research project on “Promoting a balanced and inclusive recovery from the crisis in Europe through sound industrial relations and social dialogue”. This project resulted from a partnership agreement between the ILO and the European Commission, which is aimed at the study of the impact of the crisis and crisis-response policies on national tripartite social dialogue, collective bargaining, and labour law in the member States of the ILO and those of the European Union (EU). A special focus is on the role of social dialogue actors and institutions in an admittedly difficult economic and political context marked by austerity policies.