Elaine Byrne: Whistleblower bounty could be music to our ears

Elaine Byrne: Whistleblower bounty could be music to our ears
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While Irish institutions may be instinctively hostile towards whistleblowing, embracing a US-style reward system could actually save the state a lot of money

Who would want to be a whistleblower? As the O’Higgins report on allegations of Garda malpractice into the Cavan-Monaghan region noted, Irish organisations and institutions have an “instinctive hostility to whistleblowers”. The focus shifts to those who made the allegations, not the allegations themselves.

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