Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2882)

Catherine Murphy


2882. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government 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. [32402/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department has not engaged a consultancy or legal firm to assist with any protected disclosures that have been received since 2014.

My Department has recently put in place a contract with RSM Ireland to carry out investigations under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, where such assistance is required. To date, there has been no engagement under that contract.