Implementing the Amended Protected Disclosures Act (Prescribed Persons)

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Implementing the Amended Protected Disclosures Act (Prescribed Persons)

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By Transparency International Ireland

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Thu, 10 Nov 2022 01:00 - 05:00 PST



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About this event

The EU Whistleblowing Directive creates new obligations for regulators and bodies defined as 'Prescribed Persons' under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, with its transposition into Irish law this year. This is an important time for organisations to review their reporting systems to ensure they are in line with the amended Protected Disclosures legislation.

As part of the Integrity at Work programme, Transparency International (TI) Ireland is hosting an online workshop to help Prescribed Persons to review their current systems for dealing with disclosures.

The workshop will address the following questions:

  • What are the duties of Prescribed Persons under the amended Protected Disclosures legislation?
  • How will they be required to respond to and manage reports/disclosures?
  • What support and resources are available?

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.

About Integrity at Work

The Integrity at Work (IAW) programme has been designed by TI Ireland to help foster workplaces where people are supported to raise concerns of wrongdoing and act with integrity. Our members include government departments, public sector bodies, charities, regulators and companies. IAW events and training provide an opportunity to share best practice, to learn about legal developments and to develop strategies to promote ethical standards and build trust amongst staff and stakeholders.

About the organiser

Transparency International Ireland is the Irish chapter of the worldwide Transparency International anti-corruption coalition. Our vision is an Ireland that is open and fair and where entrusted power is used in the public interest.