Protected Disclosures

Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosure Act 2014 is legislation enacted to provide protection to employees who wish to raise a concern relating to potential wrongdoing in the workplace. The Act sets out a number of ways in which disclosures can be made to an external ‘prescribed’ person.

The Act requires every public body to

  • establish and maintain procedures for dealing with protected disclosures; and
  • provide written information relating to these procedures to workers
Role of the Comptroller and Auditor General

The Comptroller and Auditor General is a designated person under the legislation. This means that disclosures about all matters relating to improper use of public funds and resources or matters concerning value for money in respect of the entities that fall within the remit of the Comptroller and Auditor General can be made to the office.

All disclosures, however made, are taken seriously and all efforts are made to address appropriately, the issues made.

Information on the policies and procedures of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General in relation to the Act can be found here.

How to make a disclosure

To make a disclosure to the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General please

telephone: 01 8638600

or write to: Private Secretary

Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

3A Mayor Street Upper

Dublin 1

D01 PF72

or email to: privatesecretary@audgen.irlgov.ie

A disclosure should contain:

  • Name of the individual making the disclosure and contact details
  • Name of the organisation(s) involved
  • As many details as possible regarding the concerns
  • The inclusion of any evidence to hand would benefit the assessment decision of the office.

Where the discloser’s identity and contact details are made known to us, we will acknowledge disclosures within 7 days.