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Sinn Féin’s O’Brien welcomes launch of Whistleblower phone line

26 May, 2011 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD


Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien has welcomed today’s launch by Transparency International of its new ‘Speak Up’ helpline for Whistleblowers or individuals with concerns about corruption in the workplace.

Deputy O’Brien called on the Government to introduce comprehensive whistleblower legislation as a matter of urgency.

Speaking today Deputy O’Brien said:

“This phone line is one of the first of its kind in Western Europe.

“It will be a necessary tool in combating white-collar crime and highlights the need to introduce comprehensive whistleblower legislation as a matter of urgency. Sinn Féin commends Transparency International for this progressive initiative.”

Speaking in the Dáil during the recent debate on the Criminal Justice Bill on white-collar crime, Deputy O’Brien again called on the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence to fast-track the promised Whistleblowers Bill.

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