Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach

Law Reform Commission Report on Regulatory Powers and Corporate Offences: Engagement

Mr. Raymond Byrne:

I do not think that anybody can guarantee that but we are also conscious that that is certainly a challenge for those who raise issues. We have seen that in many different contexts where somebody makes a protected disclosure. That creates challenges but insofar as the legislation can provide protection, that protection is there. I do not think any of us can guarantee that that would be a solution to all the problems but at least a structure is in place. Perhaps that needs to be improved but the issue with protected disclosures is a separate issue on which the Oireachtas has put in place very clear legislation for many different contexts.


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