Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (269)

Micheál Martin

Question:

269. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government 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. [25662/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires each public body to publish an annual report setting out the number of protected disclosures received in the preceding year and the action taken. The annual reports for my Department are available on my Department's website at the following link:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/search/archived/current?query=protected%20disclosure.

Since the introduction of the Act, no protected disclosures have been received from workers of my Department.

To date, ten protected disclosures have been received from workers of other bodies in relation to which the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has legislative functions, as provided for under Section 8 of the Act.