Structure of the Court
The Labour Court consists of 13, full-time, members - a Chairman, 4 Deputy Chairmen and 8 Ordinary Members, 4 of whom are Employers' Members and 4 of whom are Workers' Members. The Chairman and the 4 Deputy Chairmen are appointed by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The Employers' Members are nominated by IBEC (Irish Business and Employers' Confederation) and the Workers' Members are nominated by ICTU (Irish Congress of Trades Unions).
The Labour Court also has a legal adviser - the Registrar - appointed by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.
Operational Structure of the Labour Court
To ensure that cases are processed with a minimum of delay, the Court operates in 4 separate Divisions, although certain issues may require a meeting of the full Court. A Division is made up of the Chairman or a Deputy Chairman, an Employers' Member and a Workers' Member. Hearings are held in Dublin and at several venues throughout the country.