HRM40640 Employment Relations in Ireland

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module examines central issues in employment relations (ER) in Ireland in comparative context. The module examines employer postures to trade unions and collective bargaining, multinationals and ER, trade unions, changing patterns of employment relations, pay determination and developments in ER in the public sector. Developments in Ireland are considered with a view to their practical implications for the managment of ER.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module students will be expected to be able to understand the current situation and recent trends in the areas examined.Assess developments in ER in Ireland in theoretical and comparative context.Apply the knowledge gained to provide specialist advice or assessments relating to the areas examined.Critically appraise major research contributions to the areas examined.Demonstrate an analytcial and critical capacity to assess the areas examined.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

An honours degree in commerce, business, human sciences, history, European studies, or an honours degree in any discipline combined with direct work experience in any area of industrial relations or human resources.

Learning Recommendations:

This course is a core requirement of the M.Sc. (HRM).

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Two-hour examination Week 12 No Graded No


Essay: Individual essay assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
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Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 08:30 - 10:20

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