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Protected Disclosures

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Questions (524)

Peadar Tóibín


524. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice the status of the investigation into a protected disclosure made by a person (details supplied); the details of the investigation; if a decision has been made on the investigation; and if the details of the investigation and the decision made will be made available to the person in question, and publicly. [29627/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy is aware, the Protected Disclosures Act was enacted in 2014 to allow employees to bring alleged wrongdoing to the attention of the appropriate authorities.

The Act also affords very important protections to persons making protected disclosures. I am sure that the Deputy will appreciate therefore that it would not be appropriate for me to comment on, nor confirm the existence of any specific protected disclosure. The protection of those wishing to make a protected disclosure rightly prioritises the confidentiality of the process, which is central to the efficacy of that process.