European Union
EU Directive on Whistleblowing
16 Dec 2019 - Present

In 2019 the European Union adopted a far-reaching Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law.

The ‘EU Directive on Whistleblowing’ entered into force on the 16th of December 2019 and each of the 27 EU Member States have until the 17th of December 2021 to transpose its provisions into their national legal and institutional systems.

The EU Whistleblowing Meter was created by the Whistleblowing International Network to track the progress of transposition across all 27 Member States.

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Ireland - Transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing

In progress
23-Jul-2020

Based on the latest state-of-the-art research and international best practice and standards, this policy paper offers recommendations concerning the most important aspects of implementation. This paper was written in the context of Ireland’s transposition of the Directive as a response to Ireland’s Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s call for submissions, but has relevance for other Member States.

In progress
20-Jul-2020

Transparency International Ireland has shared their views with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on Submission on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and Council on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (EU Whistleblowing Directive).

Their submission responds to ten questions posed by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on considerations for transposing the EU Whistleblowing Directive, and includes a number of additional recommendations to address existing shortcomings in the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 advocated for in previous submissions.

In progress
12-Jun-2020

Page 121 of the Programme for Government “Our Shared Future” details the Irish Governments commitment to ensure the effectiveness of new whistleblowing legislation during the transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing. The Programme for Government notes ‘Use the opportunity of the EU consideration of reforms to European-wide whistleblowing provisions to review, update and reform our whistleblowing legislation and ensure that it remains as effective as possible.’

In progress
08-Jun-2020

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has started a public consultation on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (EU Whistleblowing Directive)

‘The consultation is seeking views on the use of Member State options – i.e. those matters contained within the Directive in respect of which Member States can or must make a choice as regards implementation. Interested parties are asked to bear in mind that, except for the exercise of these options, Member States, including Ireland, are obliged to implement the Directive.’

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