I appointed an independent third party to review allegations made in a number of protected disclosures relating to health and safety issues in the Air Corps which were received in late 2015 and early 2016.
I sent the report of the independent third party to those who had made disclosures for their views. I have also received further correspondence from one of the individuals, setting out concerns in relation to a series of deaths. I have previously met with this individual to listen to his concerns. I am considering the next steps in the process having received the views of those who made disclosures and in the context of ongoing litigation.
Given that context, I have requested further legal advice in relation to the matter. Once I have received that legal advice and am in a position to decide on the next steps in the process, I would be open to meeting the individual at that point.