Whistleblowing and Protected Disclosures – Preparing for the Amended Protected Disclosures Act for Government Departments and Prescribed Persons

Where: Online

When: 3 March 9am – 1pm

As part of the Integrity at Work initiative, Transparency International (TI) Ireland is holding an online workshop to help Government Departments and Prescribed Persons prepare for the amended Protected Disclosures Act.

The EU Whistleblowing Directive creates new obligations for organisations, with its transposition into Irish law scheduled for this year. This is an important time for organisations to review their whistleblowing procedures and ensure they are in line with best practice.

The workshop will address the following questions:

  • What are the duties of employers and prescribed persons under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014?
  • What are the requirements of the new EU Whistleblowing Directive?
  • What are best practice principles for dealing with reports/disclosures?
  • How can employers foster workplaces where staff feel safe to raise a concern?

The workshop will be facilitated by TI Ireland Associates:

Gráinne Madden is founder and senior consultant of GMJ Associates, which provides guidance to Irish businesses on responsible business practice. Gráinne’s work includes development of corporate responsibility strategy, non-financial reporting and report assurance, development and implementation of ethical compliance programmes and protected disclosure policies. Gráinne also lectures on Corporate Responsibility to MBA students in Trinity College Dublin and Griffith College Dublin.

Dr Lauren Kierans is a qualified barrister specialising in Whistleblowing Law. Lauren co-authored ‘Protected Disclosures Act 2014 – Annotated Legislation’ with Anthony Kerr (published by Round Hall). She was awarded the governmental project for the drafting of the protected disclosures procedures guidance for public bodies on behalf of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. Lauren lectures Whistleblowing Law at undergraduate level and as a Professional Certificate at Maynooth University.

To book your ticket or find out more please contact Jane Matthews – jmatthews@transparency.ie / 086 216 9881