The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 - Your Questions AnsweredPosted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 March 2022 Issues covered: The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022; Whistleblowing; Protected Disclosures
In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Ciarán Lyng, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody's Employment Practice Group, provides some insights on the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the Bill).
1. What is the Bill?
As readers will be aware, Ireland already has extensive and strong protection for whistle-blowers by means of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the 2014 Act). However, Ireland is required to implement changes to its whistleblowing regime in order to transpose the EU Whistleblowing Directive. The deadline for transposition of the EU Whistleblowing Directive was 17 December 2021. Therefore, Ireland is late in transposing the EU Whistleblowing Directive. As a result, the
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