Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Public Accounts Committee

2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 21 - Prisons

9:00 am

Mr. Aidan O'Driscoll:

In the Prison Service and in the Department, new systems have been put in place regarding protected disclosures and, of course, throughout the public service we have put new systems in place regarding dignity at work. Deputy MacSharry is aware, I imagine, of the dignity at work policy, which has been throughout the public service since, I think, about 2015 or 2016. This does, by the way, contain a definition of "bullying".