Wide-ranging Changes to Irish Whistleblowing Legislation

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 12 September 2022
Síobhra Rush
Lewis Silkin
Issues covered: Whistleblowing; The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act

Change have recently been made to Irish whistleblowing legislation to fully implement the EU Whistleblowing Directive. The changes broaden the scope of and enhance whistleblowers' protection.

In 2014, the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the 2014 Act) was introduced to protect workers from dismissal or penalisation for making a protected disclosure in the workplace. In 2019, Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of 23 October 2019 was published, on the protection of persons who report breaches of EU law.

Member states had until 17 December 2021 to transpose this Directive into Irish law. Although the protections afforded by the Directive were already largely incorporated into Irish law, some further

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Síobhra Rush
Lewis Silkin

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