Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (121)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

121. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of protected disclosures for which he has engaged an external consultancy and-or legal firm since 2014 to date; the name of the firms engaged; the year and the costs associated with engaging the consultancy and-or legal firms in respect of protected disclosures; the way in which persons are protected in cases in which an external consultancy firm is engaged in respect of protected disclosures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32400/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

No external consultancy and or legal firms have been contracted by my Department to advise on protected disclosures from 2014 to date.