Change to collective redundancy notifications

From 1 September 2017 Collective Redundancy notifications should be made to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Áras Mhic Dhiarmada, Store Street, Dublin 1.

Statutory Instrument No 361 of 2017 provides for the transfer of a number of administrative and legislative functions relating to Labour Affairs and employment law, previously vested in the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, to the Minister for Social Protection. This Order comes into operation on 1 September 2017.

The legislative functions which will transfer to the Minister for Social Protection include the Protection of Employment Acts 1977 to 2014. Accordingly, employers should note that where an employer proposes collective redundancies, the notification required under Section 12 of the Protection of Employment Act 1977 and specified in Statutory Instrument No 140 of 1977 should be addressed to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection with effect from 1 September 2017.

For further information on collective redundancy you can review the SFA guideline or contact Ciara McGuone on 01 605 1668 or

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