Transparancy International Ireland's Speak Up Report 2015

Transparency International Ireland is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan organisation. They state that " Our vision is of an Ireland that is open and fair – and where entrusted power is used in the interest of everyone. Our mission is to empower people with the support they need to promote integrity and stop corruption in all its forms."  Their website is http://transparency.ie/

 Maurice McCabe and John Wilson Photograpg People of the Year Awards (Photographer: Robbie Reynolds)

Maurice McCabe and John Wilson Photograpg People of the Year Awards (Photographer: Robbie Reynolds)

Anti-corruption group, Transparency International (TI) Ireland published its first report in March 2015.  It is based on data collected from over 500 whistleblowers, witnesses and victims of wrongdoing in Ireland.

TI Ireland has been operating the country’s only free-phone non-profit helpline for whistleblowers, witness and victims of wrongdoing since 2011. Its clients have included Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe and former Garda John Wilson and it advised the Government on the new Protected Disclosures Act. 

The Speak Up Report suggests that the risk of corruption and other forms of wrongdoing is relatively high in Local Government and the Health Service, as well as Social Services including Charities, but TI Ireland’s Chief Executive John Devitt has warned against assuming that these sectors are more ‘corrupt’ than others.

Download the Full Report here