When enacted, this Bill will repeal and replace the seven previous Prevention of Corruption Acts 1889 to 2010. It will introduce new and amended offences to give better effect to Ireland’s international obligations – OECD, UN, EU and Council of Europe and it will provide for some of the recommendations of the Mahon Tribunal. It is expected to be enacted by Summer 2018.
An Act to provide for establishing and maintaining a register of persons who carry on lobbying activities; to provide for a code of conduct relating to carrying on lobbying activities; to impose restrictions on involvement in lobbying by certain former designated public officials; to amend the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995; and to provide for related matters.
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 provides statutory protections for workers in all sectors of the economy against reprisals in circumstances where they disclose information relating to wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace.