Application of EU Law in Ireland: An Garda Síochána v The Workplace Relations Commission

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 29 March 2019
David Fagan
Business Legal
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This month’s article from the Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel focusses on the CJEU case of An Garda Síochána v The Workplace Relations Commission. Written by David Fagan of Business Legal, the article considers how European Union law MUST be applied in Ireland.

What we learn in this article is that the role of the WRC has (as with all quasi-judicial administrative bodies) been greatly developed and Adjudication Officers are required to:

  • Make decisions on matters that could be outside their statutory remit;
  • Establish the correct legal interpretation of contractual provisions;
  • Resolve apparent conflicts between domestic law and EU law; and
  • Apply EU law, even in

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David Fagan
Business Legal

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