Industrial Relations Act 1976



1.In this Act—

the Act of 1969” means the Industrial Relations Act, 1969;

agricultural employer” means a person who employs other persons as agricultural workers;

agricultural worker” means a person employed under a contract of service or apprenticeship whose work under the contract is or includes work in agriculture, but does not include a person whose work under any such contract is mainly domestic service;

F1[ agriculture means

(a) (i) the production of animals, including the production of meat and other animal produce intended for human consumption,

(ii) the sorting and packing of meat and other animal produce, and

(iii) the production, sorting, and packing of crops, including fruit and vegetables, intended for human or animal consumption,

on farm land (within the meaning of section 664 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997), and

(b) horticulture, including market gardening, garden nurseries and nursery grounds;]

the Court” means the Labour Court;

the Minister” means the Minister for Labour;

the Principal Act” means the Industrial Relations Act, 1946.




Substituted (1.08.2015) by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 43, S.I. No. 329 of 2015.