Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (142)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

142. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she has received complaints in relation to the way in which an investigative report was undertaken on a protected disclosure made in 2015 regarding concerns (details supplied) relating to the National Employment Rights Authority; the way in which the complaints were dealt with; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3543/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

My Department did receive complaints from an individual who made a protected disclosure in 2015 concerning NERA. The individual complained to my Department about the outcome reached by an external professional investigator, commissioned by my Department to investigate the substance of the individual’s disclosure and report back to the Department. The individual's complaints were duly considered and responded to by my Department. I understand that complaints by the individual concerned are currently pending consideration by the Labour Court and so, the Deputy will appreciate, it would not be appropriate for me to comment further on these matters.