Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (3018)

Catherine Murphy


3018. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of protected disclosures for which she 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 she will make a statement on the matter. [32395/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department has not engaged the services of an external consultancy or legal firm in the manner described by the Deputy since 2014.

My Department's policy on Disclosure of Wrongdoing in the workplace is available on my Department's website, as are the annual reports published by my Department in accordance with Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act.

Questions Nos. 3019 and 3020 answered with Question No. 3009.
Question No. 3021 answered with Question No. 3011.
Question No. 3022 answered with Question No. 3009.