Protected Disclosures


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The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is committed to fostering an appropriate environment for addressing concerns of workers (staff and contractors of the Department) relating to potential wrongdoing in the workplace and to providing the necessary support for workers that raise genuine concerns.  The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 provides protections to workers who have submitted their concerns in the manner required by the Act.


The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires every public body to establish and maintain procedures for dealing with protected disclosures and to provide written information relating to these procedures to workers. The Department's Policy and Procedures on Protected Disclosure Reporting is available here.


The following annual reports are published under Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act, 2014 in relation to DEASP protected disclosures.
The report sets out the following information:

  1. The number of protected disclosures made to the Department

  2. The action (if any) taken in response to those protected disclosures, and

  3. Any other information relating to those protected disclosures and the action taken as may be requested by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform from time to time.
DEASP Annual Protected Disclosures Report 2018

DEASP Annual Protected Disclosures Report 2017

DEASP Annual Protected Disclosures Report 2016


DEASP Annual Protected Disclosures Report 2014-15
Last modified:02/07/2019