Protected Disclosures Act 2014

Disclosure to prescribed person

7. (1) A disclosure is made in the manner specified in this section if the worker—

(a) makes the disclosure to a person prescribed under subsection (2) (a), and

(b) reasonably believes—

(i) that the relevant wrongdoing falls within the description of matters in respect of which the person is prescribed under subsection (2) (b), and

(ii) that the information disclosed, and any allegation contained in it, are substantially true.

(2) The Minister may by order—

(a) prescribe such persons as, by reason of the nature of their responsibilities or functions, appear appropriate to be recipients of disclosures of relevant wrongdoings falling within the description of matters in respect of which they are prescribed, and

(b) prescribe in respect of each prescribed person such description of matters as appears appropriate by reason of the nature of the responsibilities or functions of the person.

(3) Every order under subsection (2) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under the order.