A Guide to Whistleblowing in Ireland

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 July 2019
Fiona Sharkey
A&L Goodbody
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Fiona Sharkey, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Practice Group, has provided answers to some of your questions on the topic of Protected Disclosures, commonly termed 'whistleblowing'.

What is a Protected Disclosure?

It is the disclosure of 'relevant information' which, in the reasonable belief of the person making the disclosure, tends to show a 'relevant wrongdoing' connected to the workplace.

Under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (as amended) (the Act):

  • ‘relevant wrongdoing’ – can include the commission or likely commission of an offence, endangering of health and safety, misuse of public money and damage to the environment
  • 'relevant information' – can also disclose a

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Fiona Sharkey
A&L Goodbody

The main content of this article was provided by Fiona Sharkey. Contact telephone number is +353 1 649 2000 or email fsharkey@algoodbody.com

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