Penalised whistleblower prison officer to address PAC

Panel concerned over operation of protected disclosure laws

11th November, 2018

An Irish Prison Service whistleblower who was found to have been penalised after making a protected disclosure is to give evidence to the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee this week.

The prison officer will appear before the committee in private session on Thursday after a planned appearance last month was postponed. The committee chairman, Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming, confirmed the hearing. “He has made a protected disclosure and he has issues...

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