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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Health

Departmental Reports

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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371. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to comply with the request from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health that he make the senior counsel report on the allegations of a whistleblower (details supplied) available to the whistleblower immediately and publish it a few days later. [18050/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The allegations which were the subject of the RTÉ Prime Time programme on March 25th were brought to the Department's attention last year. The Department took the matters raised very seriously and commissioned an independent, expert review by an external Senior Counsel. This review was completed in November 2020. Subject to clarification of legal matters, I intend to publish this review at the earliest possible opportunity.

My Department and I have active and ongoing engagement with the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health. I trust this sets out my intentions in respect of this request clearly.


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