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Protected Disclosures

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Questions (336)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

336. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of protected disclosures made to his Department in each of the past five years and to date in 2021. [29637/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires each public body to publish an

annual report setting out the number of protected disclosures received in the preceding year and the action taken.  The annual reports for my Department are available on the Department's website at the following link: www.gov.ie/en/collection/20f06-protected-disclosures-annual-reports/

My Department received fifteen protected disclosures between 2016 and to date in 2021, all but one of them from workers of other bodies in relation to which I have legislative functions, as provided for under Section 8 of the Act. 

A breakdown of receipt by year is set out in the table below.

Year 

Number of Protected Disclosures

 2016

1

 2017

2

 2018

4

 2019

4

 2020

3

 2021 to date

1

In addition to the above, one case purporting to be a protected disclosure was recently forwarded to my Department.  That case is currently under consideration.

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