Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (125)

Micheál Martin

Question:

125. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of whistleblower complaints in his Department since the legislation was introduced in 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25657/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In accordance with Section 22 of the Protected Disclosure Act 2014, my Department has published information on protected disclosures received during 2015, 2016 and 2017 on its website:

https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Corporate-Reports/Annual-Report/

In summary, in 2015, 3 protected disclosures were received from workers in the Education sector. In 2016, 2 protected disclosures were received from workers in the Education sector. In 2017, 10 protected disclosures were received from workers in the Education sector. In 2018, 4 protected disclosures were received from workers in the Education sector. To date in 2019 there have been 4 protected disclosures received from workers in the Education sector.

There were no protected disclosures received from Department staff since the legislation was introduced.