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Labour Relations Commission Early Resolution Service Pilot

Minister Bruton recently announced The Early Resolution Service (ERS). 

This new free service which is currently being piloted, provides parties to a claim/referral to the Rights Commissioners Service and the Employmnet Appeals Tribunal or NERA the opportuntiy to avail of a netural and impartial third party to assist them resolve the issue in dispute avoiding the need for formal adjudication or inspection.  This will involve an assessment of eligibility, engaging with the parties to th edispute, securing willingness by parties to participate on a voluntary basis in early resolution using a range of intervention tools including email and telephone communication.  This is a welcome initiative by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovations Workplace Relations Reform Programme.  For further information please log onto



Vidal Sassoon

Wednesday 9th May 2012 marked the sad passing of Vidal Sassoon at the age of 84 years.  A recipient of an IHF International Icon - RIP.

Vidal Sassoon became the most celebrated hairdresser in the world having begun his career as an apprentice during the Second World War, going on to revolutionise an industry through his iconic haircuts, salons, schools and product lines. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 20 years Ronnie, his children, grandchildren, family and friends and all who share a passion for cutting hair.

Skin Test/Patch Test

The Irish Hairdressers Federation reminds all hairdressers of their obligation to follow the manufacturers instructions when carrying out a skin test/patch test.  "Please refer to your manufacturers instructions or representative if you have any queries.”

HSE Environmental Health - Retail Sales of Cosmetic Products


Environmnetal Health

Retail Sales of Cosmetic Products

The Role of the Retailer

Under the European Cmmunities (Cosmetic Products) Regulations 2004 as amended, a cosmetic product shall not be sold by retail or otherwise supplied to a consumer unless it complies with the provisions of these Regulations.

The leaflet issued by the HSE deals with:

  • What is a cosmetic product?
  • The Role of the Environmental Health Officer.
  • General Requirements
  • Labelling Requirements
  • Offences and Penalties
  • Rapex Alterts

 This leaflet was issued by the HSE Environmental Health Service in February 2010.

 For further details please contact the HSE on www.hse.ie or contact the IHF office 056-8833808.


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