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For Written Answer on : 20/03/2024
Question Number(s): 324 Question Reference(s): 11949/24
Department: Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Enterprise; Trade and Employment to outline the situation with respect to the transposition into Irish law of EU Directive 2019/1152 on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


EU Directive 2019/1152 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions in the European Union has been transposed. The European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No 686 of 2022) became law on 16 December 2022.

Ireland pre-empted many provisions of the Directive through the enactment of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (No. 38 of 2018). The 2018 Act had already introduced anti-penalisation provisions, stronger penalties for non-compliance, restriction of zero hours contracts and the provision of more precise information on hours of work and other core terms of employment to employees at an earlier stage in the employment relationship.