Mr Emmet Whelan > ByrneWallace LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

ByrneWallace LLP
88 Harcourt Street
Saint Kevin's
DO2 DK18

Work Department

Employment Law


Partner, Employment Law


Emmet Whelan is a Partner in the ByrneWallace LLP Employment Team.

He deals with a diverse range of employment issues for clients in various sectors including financial services, pharma, energy and technology.  Emmet is head of the department’s corporate immigration offering and a member of the firm’s UK Steering Group. He deals with foreign direct investment, particularly UK companies developing operations in Ireland. Emmet is also lead advisor to a number of significant public sector bodies and Government Departments.


  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Employment Law Association of Ireland
  • European Employment Lawyers Association


  • Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, University College Dublin, 1999
  • Masters in Commercial Law, University College Dublin, 2001
  • Qualified Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2007
  • Diploma in Employment Law, Law Society of Ireland, 2007
  • Diploma in Pensions Law, Law Society of Ireland, 2014

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Employment

ByrneWallace LLP’s impressive workload includes assistance with protected disclosures and wrongdoings, industrial relations matters, and representing clients before the High Court. Clients include large private sector employers, state bodies and high-profile trade unions. More recently, it has been helping clients with multiple Covid-related matters, including vaccination, government restrictions, and health and safety. Michael Kennedy heads the practice and specialises in industrial relations, trades disputes and TUPE law. Michelle Ní Longáin is an expert in whistleblowing cases for both public and private sector clients. Loughlin Deegan, Emmet Whelan , and Elaine Kelly are also noted.