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# Whistleblowers

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# Oireachtas agenda
Whistleblowers, charities, Phil Hogan... and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on down on Kildare Street? Well, you asked…
Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.
As Ireland has discovered following the row over the cancellation of penalty points for motoring offences, the ethics of whistleblowing can be most complicated, writes Damien Kiberd.
# behind closed doors
Garda whistleblower will speak to PAC today...but you won't be able to watch
Garda sergeant Maurice McCabe will speak to TDs in private session later today.
Column: Shatter's focus is on whistleblowers themselves, rather than their allegations
The investigation into the penalty point controversy is minimising the independence of the Garda Ombudsman: the body won’t have autonomous access to the PULSE system or any remit to examine the Commissioner’s role, writes Mick Wallace TD.
# Penalty Points
We'll find out later today if a serving garda sergeant will appear before the PAC
But Maurice McCabe’s possible appearance before members of the Public Accounts Committee could yet end-up in the courts.
# Whistleblowers
Callinan has “no difficulty” in providing information to PAC
The Commissioner said that he would not discuss the issue of serving sergeant Maurice McCabe appearing before the PAC.
Snowden insists Russia has no access to NSA files
In an interview with The New York Times, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that he did not take any documents with him to Moscow.
# Whistleblowers
Whistleblowers could get up to five years' pay if dismissed unfairly
Newly-published bill concerning employees who report wrongdoing outlines extra measures to protect them.
# Whistleblowers
Greater protections for whistleblowers after penalty points furore
Eamon Gilmore said that legislation is currently being drawn up which will be put before government shortly.
Column: Secrecy has led to shameful practices in Ireland - whistle-blower law is needed now
If the economic downturn has taught us anything, it is the importance of exposing systemic wrong doing, writes Louise Bayliss.
# Penalty Points
Shatter: Allegations on penalty points concern only 'small minority' of cases
The justice minister says fewer than 300 alleged driving offences are being questioned, out of a total of almost 1.5 million.
# Penalty Points
Garda Commissioner: Investigation into penalty points cancellations will be 'rigorous'
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said there was “no question” that a culture of non-enforcement of penalties was being tolerated by the Gardaí.
# Whistleblowers
Government publishes draft legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers
The final legislation is expected to be published by Minister Brendan Howlin later this year.
# Whistleblowers
Draft legislation to protect whistleblowers to be published
The proposed legislation would extend protection to public and private sector workers seeking to expose wrongdoing.
# Whistleblowers
Cabinet to discuss protection for whistleblowers
The issue of whistleblowers, which is contained in the Programme for Government, has been highlighted in recent weeks following the dismissal of Louise Bayliss.
Column: Whistleblowers in banking are doing the right thing - but not for themselves
Former trader Nick Leeson finds that those who try to expose problems in the banking sector and would be heroes anywhere else are made pariahs in their world.
# Whistleblowers
Former Wikileaks spokesman claims he deleted thousands of files
Daniel Domscheit-Berg says he destroyed about 3,500 unpublished documents that had been forwarded to the whistleblowing website in order to protect sources.
# Whistleblowers
IFSC whistleblowers reporting financial firms to Cental Bank
The allegations centre on certain banks’ funding falling below minimum levels of liquidity that they are required to have in order to operate.
# Election 2011
Labour launches reform policy for parliament and laws
Labour’s ‘New Government, Better Government’ policy outlines plans for whistleblowers’ legislation and Seanad abolition.
# Whistleblowers
Top five: classic leaks and whistleblowers
In the aftermath of the Wikileaks Afghanistan drama, we remember five other shock disclosures.
# Whistleblowers
Martin Sludden and Howard Webb both receive death threats
Who’d be a ref?