The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 – An Overview of the Main Changes

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 20 May 2022
Caroline Reidy
The HR Suite
Issues covered: Whistleblowing; Policies and Procedures; Protected Disclosures


In Ireland, the fundamental legislation in existence relating to the area of whistleblowing is the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. Whistleblowing refers to workers reporting certain types of wrongdoing’, referred to as making a protected disclosure. Examples of wrongdoings include endangering the health and safety of individuals, failing to comply with legal obligations, damaging the environment, making criminal offences, misusing funds and concealing or destroying information about any wrongdoings.

What Is a Protected Disclosure?

A protected disclosure is made when a worker discloses any relevant information that came to their attention in connection with their work and

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Caroline Reidy
The HR Suite

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