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Industrial Relations in Ireland

A concise overview of contemporary Irish Industrial Relations, reflecting the changed economic, legislative, social and political environments in Ireland today.

  • Provides all the main contextual issues and theoretical perspectives, combined with details on institutions, to promote an informed view of this subject.

  • Presents a historical and international context, allowing for an apprecaition of industrial relations processes, law and practice.
  • Highlights the Croke Park Agreement, new employment legislation and trade union law amendments, and features and analyses all current industrial relations developments.

  • Includes comparative material, which gives context to the nature and development of the contemporary Irish system of industrial relations.

  • Provides guidance on key skills for managing people, including negotiation skills and skills for conducting disciplinary and grievance interviews.

  • Presents a balanced and comprehensive treatment of contentious topics, and uses case studies to provide context and engage debate.

Written For:

Industrial Relations or Human Resource Management courses at third level
Institute of Professional Development courses
Industrial relations practitioners

Out of print



Publication Date

April 2013




Paperback, 528 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Education


1. Industrial Relations: A Contextual and Theoretical Overview
2. Collective Labour Law in a Historical, Social and Political Context
3. Trade Unions
4. Employer Organisations
5. Dispute Resolution and Wage-Setting Institutions
6. Individual Employment Law
7. Collective and Individual Workplace Procedures
8. The Management of Industrial Relations
9. The Nature of Industrial Conflict
10. Strikes and Lockouts as Forms of Organised Conflict
11. Negotiations
12. Employee Involvement, Employee Participation and  Workplace Partnership
13. National Collective Bargaining


244 x 174 mm


By Joseph Wallace, Patrick Gunnigle, Gerard McMahon and Michelle O'Sullivan

Availability Status

Out of print

Joseph Wallace is Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations, University of Limerick.

Patrick Gunnigle is Professor of Business Studies at the University of Limerick. He is co-author of Human Resource Management in Ireland.

Gerard McMahon is a consultant and lecturer in Human Resource Management at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Michelle O’Sullivan is a lecturer in Industrial Relations at the University of Limerick.

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