Discipline & Dismissal
The legislation in Ireland governing unfair dismissal from employment does not actually protect you from dismissal, rather it provides a system of appeal whereby you can question the fairness of your dismissal after it has occurred.
You will have to show that you qualify to claim under the legislation. If you do this and your employer accepts that there was a dismissal, it will be for your employer to show that the dismissal was fair.
If you are found to have been unfairly dismissed you may be placed back in your job or, more commonly, you may receive compensation for the loss of earnings caused by the dismissal.