Written answers

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Department of Justice and Equality

Protected Disclosures

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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150. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a copy of the final independent external review of complaints of penalisation by a company (details supplied) to a person. [23320/21]

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy is aware, the Protected Disclosures Act was enacted in 2014 to allow employees to bring alleged wrongdoing to the attention of the appropriate authorities.

The Act also affords very important protections to persons making protected disclosures. I am sure that the Deputy will appreciate therefore that it would not be appropriate for me to comment on, nor confirm the existence of any specific protected disclosure. The protection of those wishing to make a protected disclosure rightly prioritises the confidentiality of the process, which is central to the efficacy of that process.


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