Companies can be fined for bribery under new laws

Move part of long-awaited overhaul of state’s anti-corruption legislation

30th April, 2017
Attorney General Máire Whelan

Companies will face heavy fines for corruption for the first time if any of their workers are found to be paying bribes.

It is part of a long-awaited overhaul of the state’s anti-corruption legislation which dates back over 100 years.

Currently, it is not possible to prosecute a company for corruption offences.

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