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Ireland: Termination of employment

Original and updating author: Mark Carley

Consultant editor: Lauren Tennyson


  • Qualifying employees are entitled to a minimum period of notice of dismissal. (See Notice periods)
  • There are various rules regarding employees' right to claim unfair dismissal. (See Unfair dismissal)
  • Employees whose dismissal breaches their contract are entitled to bring a common-law claim for wrongful dismissal. (See Wrongful dismissal)
  • There are various rules regarding dismissals on the ground of redundancy. (See Redundancy rights)
  • The pay-related entitlements of employees whose employer has become insolvent are protected by a state scheme. (See Insolvency)