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Workplace Relations Commission

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (137)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

137. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 201 of 31 March 2021, the breakdown of the counties in which the reported breaches in employment law uncovered by the Workplace Relations Commission investigations took place in each of the years reported by number of breaches and by county in tabular form. [29134/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Enterprise)

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is an independent, statutory body under the aegis of my Department, established on 1st October 2015 under the Workplace Relations Act 2015. The WRC’s primary functions include the inspection of employment law compliance, the provision of information on employment law, mediation, adjudication, conciliation, facilitation, and advisory services.

Inspections carried out by WRC Inspectors operate on a compliance model. This means that an inspector will work with the employer to ensure that the employer fulfils all their statutory obligations and that any outstanding wages or entitlements are given to workers.

Table 1 sets out the breakdown of breaches by county for 2020 and 2019 from the current case management system. It is not possible to provide the information for earlier years due to decommissioning of a previous system. 

County

2019

2020

Carlow

40

50

Cavan

22

46

Clare

61

55

Cork

26

85

Donegal

45

143

Dublin

250

614

Galway

128

96

Kerry

35

68

Kildare

146

335

Kilkenny

45

81

Laois

36

76

Leitrim

27

7

Limerick

118

95

Longford

33

43

Louth

53

197

Mayo

87

82

Meath

68

172

Monaghan

25

65

Offaly

76

148

Roscommon

34

40

Sligo

16

10

Tipperary

59

190

Waterford

14

103

Westmeath

119

179

Wexford

196

316

Wicklow

167

317

TOTAL

1926

3613

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