329. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a reply will issue to correspondence; and if the person (details supplied) will be protected in line with whistleblower legislation. [9610/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The issues raised in the letter are being reviewed by officials in my Department and a reply will issue to the Officer in due course.
The Officer in question has raised a number of issues which have been and are being dealt with in line with the legislation on protected disclosures.
In addition to the proceedings in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) of which the Deputy is aware, my Department has engaged an external legal firm to independently examine other complaints set out by the Officer.  This process is underway and has been communicated to the Officer.