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National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUI Maynooth)

 Contact details
Contact personProfessor Michael Doherty
Professor of Law 
StreetNUI Maynooth 
Address 000 - Kildare (Ireland) 
EmailShow Email
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Sociology
» Law

 Brief description of your activity focus
European employment/ labour Law and policy; labour markets in Europe

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Michael Doherty lectures and researches in the areas of employment and labour law, industrial relations
law and policy, and EU law. His work has focused, in particular, on collective employment rights,
employee representation at work, the role of trade unions and the role of social pacts in socio-economic

He has worked on a number of projects for the European Commission as part of European-wide research
networks and as co-investigator on a major, EU-funded project on public procurement. His recent work
has focused on the impact of the economic and social crisis on employment rights in the EU. He is a
frequent media contributor on labour market issues.

He is a National Rapporteur on Employment Law to the International Academy of Comparative Law. He
is also secretary to the Social Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy, a member of the
Employment Law Association of Ireland executive committee and is a past President of the Irish
Association of Law Teachers. He sits on the editorial board of a number of national and international
journals, including Employee Relations, the Journal of Law and Politics and the Irish Employment Law
Journal and acts as a reviewer for many more (including Economic and Industrial Democracy and the
Dublin University Law Journal).

He is currently supervising a number of PhD students working on projects relating to employment rights,
public procurement processes, youth unemployment and the implementation of human rights
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Participation and citizenship in Europe

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleWinning In Tendering
Specific ThemeInterreg
Project websitewww.irelandwales.ie/projects/priority_1_theme_2/winning_in_tendering
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleComplementary study on the legal aspects of the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services
Specific ThemeWorking conditions of posted workers in the EU
CoordinatorUniversity of Amsterdam

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Winning In Tendering (funded by Interreg)
Participation by small indigenous suppliers (SISs) in public procurement processes
Partners: Bangor University, Dublin City University, Irish Institute of Purchasing Materials and Managers

Study on the protection of workers’ rights in subcontracting processes in the European Union (VT/2010/063)
Working conditions of subcontracted workers in the EU
Lead Partner: University of Ghent

Complementary study on the legal aspects of the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services
in the European Union (Contract Number VC/2011/0096).
Working conditions of posted workers in the EU
Lead Partner: University of Amsterdam

Living and working conditions of Posted workers (commissioned by the European social partners in the
construction industry)
Empirical study of living and orking conditions of posted workers
Lead Partners: European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) & European Construction Industry
Federation (FIEC)

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