Employment Agency Act 1971

Provisions regarding licence.


3. (1) A person proposing to carry on the business of an employment agency shall apply to the Minister for a licence under this Act, and shall cause to be published in not less than one daily newspaper circulating in the State a notice in the prescribed form of his intention so to apply.

(2) An application for a licence under this Act shall—

( a) be made in the prescribed form,

( b) contain the prescribed particulars, and

( c) be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(3) Where an application is made for a licence under this Act, the Minister shall grant the licence if—

( a) he is satisfied that the premises conform to the prescribed standards of accommodation,

( b) he is satisfied that the applicant conforms to the prescribed standards of suitability and fitness, and

( c) the applicant has not been convicted of an offence under this Act in the period of 5 years ending on the date of the application.

(4) The Minister may prescribe the standards of accommodation in respect of premises for use for the business of an employment agency and the standards of suitability and fitness which he considers requisite in respect of an applicant for a licence under this Act.

(5) A licence under this Act shall be in the prescribed form and shall be subject to such conditions as the Minister specifies in the licence.


Modifications (not altering text):


Application of section restricted (17.10.1972) by Employment Agency (Exemption) Order 1972 (S.I. No. 257 of 1972), reg. 2.

2. Exemption from section 3 of the Employment Agency Act, 1971 (No. 27 of 1971), is hereby granted in respect of the carrying on of the business of an employment agency by the following when such business is not carried on for profit and a fee is not charged for any service rendered in the course of such business—

(a) an organisation which has a special responsibility for, or the work of which is specifically devoted to, physically or mentally handicapped persons;

(b) an educational or training establishment which as part of its operations helps to place in employment its pupils, graduates or trainees;

(c) an organisation primarily engaged in charitable or social work;

(d) a trade union or an organisation of employers.