Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2882)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

2882. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of protected disclosures for which he has engaged an external consultancy and-or legal firm since 2014 to date; the name of the firms engaged; the year and the costs associated with engaging the consultancy and-or legal firms in respect of protected disclosures; the way in which persons are protected in cases in which an external consultancy firm is engaged in respect of protected disclosures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32402/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department has not engaged a consultancy or legal firm to assist with any protected disclosures that have been received since 2014.

My Department has recently put in place a contract with RSM Ireland to carry out investigations under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, where such assistance is required. To date, there has been no engagement under that contract.