Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (980)

Catherine Murphy


980. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he and or his predecessors evaluated a protected disclosure made by a person (details supplied) as instructed to by the Workplace Relations Commission on 16 July 2019; and the progress made to date on same. [6395/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department’s Protected Disclosures Policy and Procedures safeguard the confidentiality of any discloser. For this reason, I do not propose to comment on whether any matter is, or is not, subject to an evaluation or investigation by this Department.

However, for the sake of completeness and accuracy, the Deputy should be aware that the Workplace Relations Commission's Adjudication referred to, was appealed and was subsequently set aside in its entirety by the Labour Court in its determination on 13th December 2019.