In relation to the proposed whistleblower's Bill is bribery e.g. in Far East, covered in the bill? Would an employee making a disclosure under other legislation be better protected under a Whistleblowing Act?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 February 2013
Elaine Mettler
Arthur Cox
Issues covered:

There is no designated whistleblowing legislation in Ireland presently; however legislation provides protection for whistleblowing employees in certain sectors, for example the Standards in Public Office Act 2001, Section 27 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Health Act 2007 and the Cartel Immunity Programme in respect of the Competition Act 2002.

Currently, the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2010 provides for protection for whistleblowers. The Act protects employees making/intending to make a report in good faith and provides that:

(a) Any person reporting suspected offences under the Prevention of Corruption Acts (1889-2010) to an appropriate person will not

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.

We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.

We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.

You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.

You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.

Already a subscriber, now or Register

Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Elaine Mettler
Arthur Cox

The main content of this article was provided by Elaine Mettler. Contact telephone number is +353 1 618 0000 or email

View all articles by Elaine Mettler