Sunday May 31, 2020

Whistleblowers should be rewarded, not ostracised

Those who tell uncomfortable truths are utterly vital to our society, as the INM and CervicalCheck controversies prove

6th May, 2018

The Central Bank of Ireland speaks a lot these days about organisational culture. It sums up good culture as referring to the practice of doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

All too often, human frailty leads people to make the wrong decisions for the wrong reasons. Where transgressions occur, we rely on regulators, auditors, journalists and occasionally politicians to root out instances of impropriety. And on rare occasions, we benefit from...

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