Throughout the year, we will be hosting a series of workshops, forums and webinars which will provide employers with opportunities to share best practice and learn about the latest developments in whistleblowing and protected disclosures.
Webinar: Dealing with Protected Disclosures During COVID-19
10 June 2020
This webinar focused on TI Ireland’s latest guidance for employers on how they can respond effectively to COVID-19 related concerns and other protected disclosures as we emerge from the crisis. Speakers included Patricia King, General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, John Devitt, Chief Executive, TI Ireland and Judy O’Loan, Managing Solicitor, Transparency Legal Advice Centre.
Dealing with Disclosures – Workshop for Regulators & Government Departments
22 April 2020
This online workshop was designed for government departments, and regulators defined as ‘prescribed persons’ under the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) 2014. The session aimed to inform participants about their responsibilities under the PDA (in particular sections 7 and 8); outline the recommendations of the new EU Whistleblowers’ Directive; and share best practice and insights on dealing with reports and disclosures.
Receiving and Assessing Protected Disclosures
27 May 2020
This online forum focused on the theme of ‘Receiving and Assessing Protected Disclosures’. We were pleased to welcome Philip Brennan, Founder and Managing Director of Raiseaconcern.com who provided valuable insights and best practice guidance on dealing with reports of wrongdoing.
10 March 2020
This forum featured a ‘share and learn’ session which provided participants with an opportunity to discuss specific issues they are facing in establishing ‘speak up’ systems and dealing with protected disclosures and other reports. In advance of the forum, members were invited to submit any questions or concerns they have in order to define the agenda for the day. Our panellists for the session were Dr Lauren Kierans BL, Emmet Whelan, Partner at ByrneWallace and Judy O’Loan, Managing Solicitor from the Transparency Legal Advice Centre.
EU Whistleblowing Directive – what is in store for employers?
11 June 2019
This event focused on the new EU Whistleblowing Directive and explored its implications for employers and regulators. Our panellists included Nick Aiossa from Transparency International EU and Dr Lauren Kierans (BL) who provided practical information and advice on the changes that the Directive will bring.
21 March 2019
Centred on the theme of ‘Managing Investigations’, this forum focused on a factually based scenario exploring the process of investigating reports of wrongdoing from whistleblowers in the workplace. Whistleblowing investigations experts, The Debrief Group led the event and examined the key steps for investigating reports including receiving a report of wrongdoing; establishing an investigation; scoping the terms of reference for the investigation and conducting interviews.