Submissions were invited from interested parties as part of the Department’s review of the operation of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, from 10th August until 10th October 2017. A paper setting out the background to and details about this review can be found here. Copies of the paper can also be obtained by contacting Seamus O’Reilly in the Government Reform Unit, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, 7-9 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, D02 V223, or by telephone at 076 100 7344.
*It should be noted that in general submissions received and reports of any meetings undertaken by the Department with any external parties in response to this consultation process will be published on the Department’s website and will be subject to Freedom of Information. However in view of the sensitive nature of the subject matter in this case, if a person or body asks that a submission not be published, then it is treated as confidential and any aspects of it used in the analysis and report will be anonymised.