Updated to 14 June 2024 (Act No. 16 of 2024 and S.I. No. of 303 of 2024)

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Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 15 July 2014 Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 327 of 2014), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Certain functions transferred to Mayor of Limerick 7/2024, ss. 1(3), 10, & sch. 1 part 2
Code of practice declared Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice on Protected Disclosures Act 2014) (Declaration) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 464 of 2015)
S. 2A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 26
S. 3(1) amended Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(a)(i)(I)
  Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(a)(i)(II)
  Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(a)(i)(III)
  Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(a)(ii)
  Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(a)(iii)
  Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(a)(iv)
S. 3(1)(i) substituted Higher Education Authority Act 2022 (31/2022), s. 1(2), s. 145, sch. 4
S. 3(3) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(b)
S. 4A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 5
S. 5(1) amended European Union (Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 375 of 2023), regs. 2, 4
  Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 6(a)
  European Union (Protection of Trade Secrets) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 188 of 2018), regs. 1(2), 7(a)
S. 5(2)(b) amended Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 6(b)
S. 5(3)(g) amended Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 6(c)(i)
S. 5(3)(h) substituted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 6(c)(ii)
S. 5(3)(i) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 6(c)(iii)
S. 5(5A) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 6(d)
S. 5(7) amended Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 6(e)
  European Union (Protection of Trade Secrets) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 188 of 2018), regs. 1(2), 7(b)
S. 5(7A) inserted European Union (Protection of Trade Secrets) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 188 of 2018), regs. 1(2), 7(c)
S. 5(7A) repealed Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 3(a)
S. 5A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 7
S. 5A(2) amended European Union (Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 375 of 2023), regs. 2, 5
S. 6(3) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6(4) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6(5) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6(6) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6(7) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6(8) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6(9) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6(10) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6(11) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6(12) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 8
S. 6A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 9
S. 6A(1)(g)(iii) amended European Union (Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 375 of 2023), regs. 2, 6
S. 7(1)(a) amended Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 10(a)(i)
S. 7(1)(b)(i) amended Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 10(a)(ii)
S. 7(2) person described as recipient of disclosure Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Section 7(2)) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 339 of 2014), art. 2, schedule
S. 7(2A) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 10(b)
S. 7(2B) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 10(b)
S. 7(2C) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 10(b)
S. 7(3) repealed Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 3(b)
S. 7A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 11
S. 7B inserted European Union (Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 375 of 2023), regs. 2, 7
S. 8 substituted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 12
S. 10 substituted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 13
S. 10(c)(i) amended European Union (Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 375 of 2023), regs. 2, 8(a)
S. 10(c)(ia) inserted European Union (Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 375 of 2023), regs. 2, 8(b)
S. 10(c)(ii)(II) amended European Union (Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 375 of 2023), regs. 2, 8(c)
Part. 2A (ss. 10A-10F) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 14
S. 10A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 14
S. 10B inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 14
S. 10C inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 14
S. 10D inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 14
S. 10E inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 14
S. 10F inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 14
S. 12(1) provision specified for the purposes of Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 41(1), sch. 5 pt. 1 item 28
S. 12(7A) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 21
S. 12(7B) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 21
S. 12(7C) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 21
S. 12(9) repealed Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 3(c)
S. 12(10) repealed Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 3(c)
S. 13(2A) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 22(a)
S. 13(2B) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 22(a)
S. 13(3) substituted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 22(b)
S. 13A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 23
S. 14A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 24
S. 16 substituted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 16
S. 16A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 17
S. 16B inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 18
S. 16C inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 19
S. 17(2)(b) substituted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 27
S. 21 substituted with saver Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 28(1), (2)
S. 21A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 29
S. 22 substituted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 30
S. 25 inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 31
S. 26 inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 32(a)
Sch. 1 other than para. 1(1) applied with modifications Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001 (11/2001), s. 11A, as inserted by 27/2015, ss. 1(5), 34
Sch. 2 para. 1 substituted Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 34
Sch. 2 para. 1 relevant redress provision specified Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 41(5)(b)(i), sch. 6 pt. 1 item 34
Sch 2, para. 1(c) substituted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 25(a)
Sch. 2 para. 2 substituted Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 34
Sch. 2 para. 2 relevant redress provision specified Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 44(1)(b)(i), sch. 6 pt. 2 item 34
Sch 2, para. 2A inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 25(b)
Sch. 2 paras. 3-6 repealed Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2 pt. 1 item 32
Sch. 3, para 4 repealed Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 3(d)
Sch. 5 inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 15 and sch. 1
Sch. 6 inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), s. 1(2), s. 33 and sch. 2
Sch. 6 Pt. 1 Point J (iv) inserted Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Digital Markets Act) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 359 of 2023), reg. 2
Sch. 7 inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), s. 1(2), s. 32(b) and sch. 3

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 7 Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Disclosure to Prescribed Persons) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 448 of 2015)
  Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Section 7(2)) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 339 of 2014)
S. 7(2) Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Disclosure to Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2023 (S.I. No. 524 of 2023)
  Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Disclosure to Prescribed Persons) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 367 of 2020)
  Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Disclosure to Prescribed Persons) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 490 of 2016)