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CIÉ Protected Disclosures Policy and Procedures

In compliance with Section 21(1) of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, Dublin Bus/Bus Átha Cliath, as part of the CIE Group of companies, must establish and publish internal procedures to allow any employee of the company make a protected disclosures under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

The Protected Disclosures Act aims to protect public body employees who raise concerns of wrongdoings in the workplace relating to:

  • If an offence has been committed or is likely to be committed.
  • That a failure to comply with a legal obligation is taking place.
  • That a miscarriage of justice has occurred or is likely to occur.
  • That the health or safety of an individual is endangered or likely to be endangered.
  • That damage to the environment has occurred or is likely to occur through work practices.
  • That an unlawful or improper use of funds or resources has occurred or is likely to occur.
  • That an act or omission by a public body is oppressive, discriminatory, grossly negligent or constitutes gross mismanagement.
  • That information tending to prove any of the above is being or likely to be concealed or destroyed.

This policy will be monitored and will updated in line with guidelines issued by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and changes in relevant legislation.

CIÉ Protected Disclosures Policy and Procedure December 2022

Protected Disclosure Annual Report 2023

Under Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, as amended by the 2022 Act, all public bodies shall prepare and publish a Protected Disclosures annual report in relation to the immediately preceding year. The report shall contain details of:

•              The number of protected disclosures made to the public body.
•              The actions taken in response to those protected disclosures.

In compliance with the legal obligation, Dublin Bus / Bus Átha Cliath confirms that two reports were received in 2023. One has been fully investigated and closed. One remained open at the end of 2023.