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What is the new Whistleblowing Bill?

A Public Interest Bill for Whistle blowing has been published, and it is hoped it will be enacted into law quickly. Ireland is very late in introducing such legislation, as most European countries have had a law protecting whistle blowers in place for some time.

The legislation will protect an employee from being dismissed or in any other way disadvantaged in their employment, by virtue of the fact that they have reported potentially illegal or inappropriate corporate behaviour at their organisation.