COVID-19 Guidance for Whistleblowers

Transparency International (TI) Ireland has developed guidance on whistleblowing for workers and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance includes support and resources for anyone looking to report wrongdoing, ethical misconduct or health and safety risks in the workplace.

Speak Up Safely Guide

TI Ireland published its Speak Up Safely Guide to help workers make an informed decision before sharing concerns about wrongdoing. The guide is aimed at helping workers understand Ireland’s whistleblowing legislation, the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, as well as giving practical tips on blowing the whistle safely. The guide was written using TI Ireland’s experience of the Speak Up Helpline since 2011. The guide can also be useful for employers and others working with people who are reporting concerns.


Speak Up Safely Poster and Information Card

TI Ireland has created a poster and calling card for Integrity at Work members to help workers raise concerns of wrongdoing.

Workplace Relations Commission – Code of Practice on Protected Disclosures Act 2014

The Workplace Relations Commission has prepared, under subsection (1) of section 42 of the Industrial Relations Act 1990 (No. 19 of 1990), a draft code of practice giving guidance and setting out best practice to help employers, workers and their representatives understand the law in regard to the disclosure of information regarding wrongdoing in the workplace and how to deal with the disclosure of such information.

Protected Disclosures (Whistleblowers): List of Prescribed Persons

Whistleblowers who report relevant wrongdoing to a prescribed person are protected from retaliation by the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform provides a list of prescribed persons you can make a protected disclosure to and a description of the matters you can report to them.

Guidance for Public Bodies on the Performance of their Functions under section 21(1) of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has published guidance under section 21(1) of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 for the purpose of assisting public bodies in the performance of their functions under that Act.