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In general, a redundancy arises where an Employee's role no longer exists and they are not replaced. The Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2012 defines when this occurs and provides for a redundancy payments scheme.

In order for an Employee to be entitled to a redundancy lump sum under the Redundancy Payments Scheme they must:

  1. Have at least two years continuous service (104 weeks);

  2. Be in employment, which is fully insurable under the Social Welfare Acts;

  3. Be over the age of 16;

  4. Have been made redundant as a result of a genuine redundancy situation.