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Protected Disclosures

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (463)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

463. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of protected disclosures made to her Department in each of the past five years and to date in 2021. [29641/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The number of protected disclosure submissions made to DSP, as requested by the Deputy, is set out in the table beneath.

Year

Received

Comments 

2016

1

 

2017

10

 

2018

16

 

2019

9

 

2020

1

 

2021

3

To 28 May

Total

40

 

Submissions made under the protected disclosure procedures generally related to financial or other governance or administrative processes, but also included matters relating to: freedom of information procedures; PRSI classification policy; accounting and budgeting procedures; and staff working procedures.  They also included issues that were assessed as personal matters or matters not relevant to DSP.

25 submissions were made by Department middle manager grade.  All were from one staff member.

6 submissions were received from former or retired staff.  All were from 2 individuals.

5 submissions were from employment services contractor staff.

2 submissions were received from Department clerical/administrative grades.

2 were received anonymously.

Question No. 464 answered with Question No. 446.
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