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The Transposition into Ireland and Northern Ireland of the European Directives on Fixed Term Work and Working Time

This report has been prepared by Marguerite Bolger and Barry Fitzpatrick for the Labour Relations Commission and the Labour Relations Agency. It contains an examination of the transposition in Ireland and Northern Ireland of the Fixed Term Work Directive and the Working Time Directive, together with analysis of relevant case law.

These are produced as separate reports on each Directive, considering first the transposition and relevant case law in Ireland, followed by Northern Ireland. The latter reports contain some comparative analysis of the position in the two jurisdictions.

Details of the relevant institutions and employment law systems in each jurisdiction are not set out by way of introduction. There are considerably more cases in the Irish jurisdiction and hence the Northern Irish cases are considered in more detail.

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