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    Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022

    The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 as amended by the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022, protects workers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors from retaliation if they speak up about wrongdoing in the workplace.

    The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 commenced on 1 January 2023. Organisations are required to comply with the provisions of the Act. Further information from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform regarding the legislation can be found at


    What is Protected Disclosure?

    A “protected disclosure” is defined as a disclosure of “relevant information”, which in the reasonable belief of the worker, tends to show one or more “relevant wrongdoings”, and which came to the attention of the worker in a work-related context, and is disclosed in the manner specified in the Act.

    A “work-related context” means current or past work activities in the public or private sector through which, irrespective of the nature of those activities, persons acquire information concerning a relevant wrongdoing and within which those persons could suffer penalisation if they reported such information.

    Our channels for receiving reports are designed, established, and operated in a secure manner that ensures that the confidentiality of the identity of the reporting person and any third party mentioned in the report are protected.


    Procedures for making a report to Enterprise Ireland

    Anyone making a report should complete the Enterprise Ireland Employee disclosure Reporting Form (.doc)

    Any report should include the following at a minimum:

    • Date submitted
    • Date of the alleged wrongdoing
    • Detail of alleged wrongdoing including whether it is ongoing, what has occurred and how.
    • Names of any person allegedly involved (if appropriate)
    • Detail of whether the wrongdoing was previously raised and to whom
    • Confidential contact details of the discloser (as appropriate)
    • Any other relevant information

    The detail of the disclosure should be sufficient to enable a person without prior knowledge to understand the issue. Disclosures should be submitted to the dedicated email address

    Transparency Legal Advice Centre provides free legal advice to persons wishing to speak up about wrongdoing.

    The service can be accessed by calling the Speak Up Helpline +353 1800 844 866.


    Record of Protected Disclosures Received by Enterprise Ireland

    Section 30 of the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 requires that an annual report be published in relation to the protected disclosures received by a public body.

    2022 – Nil
    2021 – Nil
    2020 – Nil

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