Trade unions in the private sector and the commercial semi-states have rejected voluntarist Labour Court recommendations in the industrial relations arena in a significant number of high-profile cases in recent times. Conversely, in parts of the public sector, there has been a move towards the adoption of binding dispute resolution systems. Brian Sheehan suggests that respect for the state’s dispute resolution agencies and need for expertise and experience in dispute management is as great as ever.
"Some Reflections on the Question of ‘Finality’ in Irish Industrial Relations Disputes,"
Irish Business Journal: Vol. 10
, Article 1.
Available at: https://sword.cit.ie/irishbusinessjournal/vol10/iss1/1