Remote working guidance

Remote working guidance

Public Consultation on Guidance for Remote Working

9 July 2020

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has launched a public consultation on remote working guidelines. It is intended that the guidelines will address issues arising from remote working, including health and safety, employment rights and data protection. 

The Government published a report on Remote Work in Ireland in December 2019 which found a need for national guidance for employers seeking to engage with remote working solutions. Since then, with the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), those who could work from home have been encouraged to do so.

In response to the unprecedented numbers working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic the Government published Guidance for Working Remotely during COVID-19.

The Government is now looking launching the Public Consultation on Remote Working to build on this guidance and to effectively deal with the concerns of employers and employees when it comes to remote working. This information will be used to shape public policy on remote working.

Have your say

Make a written submission by email or post. The closing date for receipt of submissions is 7 August.

If you wish to submit a written submission via email please send it to:

If you wish to submit a written submission via post please send it to:

Remote Working Guidance Consultation,
Enterprise Strategy, Competitiveness and Evaluations Division,
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation,
23 Kildare Street,
Dublin 2.

If you are making a written submission it is recommended that you review the Remote Work in Ireland report.