New whistleblower charter

The introduction of a new whistleblowers charter was discussed on a recent Prime Time programme.

Frank McBrearty Jnr, and Jim Cusack, Security Correspondent for the Sunday Independent are not at all happy with the new system.

According to Cusack the new system does the complete opposite to what it’s supposed to do saying that it is in reality a protection for the permanent and elected government.

Miriam O’Callaghan questioned that part of the 2007 regulations that merely talks about taking all practicable steps to ensure the identity of the confidential reporter is protected.

The overall objection seems to be that the new system is not really independent – Time will tell.