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Protected Disclosures

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (171)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

171. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of protected disclosures made to his Department in each of the past five years and to date in 2021. [29633/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The Information requested by the Deputy is outlined in the table below

YEAR DISCLOSURE RECEIVED IN MY DEPARTMENT

NUMBER OF DISCLOSURES RECEIVED

2017

1

2018

1

2019

3

2020

4

2021

3

Since the Protected Disclosure legislation was introduced in 2014, my Department has received 12 Protected Disclosures as set out in the table above.

Section 16 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 imposes an obligation to protect the identity of the discloser and as such I am unable to provide specific information on the nature of disclosures received or information relating to the person(s) who made these disclosures.

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