Head of Transparency Ireland on whistleblowing proposals

John Devitt of TI lays it out on Dermot Ahern’s whistleblowers’ charter-type proposals…

The legislation will not protect a single employee in our banks reporting dodgy loans to directors. It will not protect anyone reporting insider dealing or any other of the multitude of offences under the Companies Acts. It will not protect any public servant reporting the cover up or misuse of power by other officials or ministers.

In fact, the Government’s sector-by-sector approach to whistleblower protection will not protect many whistleblowers at all. The DPP’s call for meaningful legislation is likely to remain unanswered.

Read all on The Irish Times opinion pages.