Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (1)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach the number of protected disclosures his Department has received since the legislation was introduced; and the number of protected disclosures examined to conclusion by year in tabular form. [5313/20]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 provides a robust statutory framework which aims to provide protections to whistleblowers who raise concerns regarding potential wrongdoing in their workplace.

In line with the Act, my Department has a policy on Protected Disclosures which sets out the procedure by which an employee can make a disclosure, what will happen when a disclosure is made, and what my Department will do to protect a discloser.

To date, no disclosures have been received from employees or former employees of my Department.