Tuesday 6 December 2016

Why do we hang whistleblowers out to dry?

Doing the right thing in this country just seems to gets you nowhere, writes Daniel McConnell

Published 31/10/2010 | 05:00

Ireland has a woefully poor record of protecting and rewarding whistleblowers, much to our cost.

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Many of the great scandals in recent Irish history -- like the Dirt inquiry in AIB -- only came to light as a result of the actions of brave people, willing to risk their livelihoods and financial security to bring corruption, malpractice or incompetence to light.

We journalists know, appreciate and cherish the courage and gallantry of whistleblowers.

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