Do you work in an Irish bank that has been bailed out by the IMF/EU and Irish tax payer and have a whistle to blow? If so, give us a call and talk through the issue in absolute confidence.
Do not call or email Whistleblowers Ireland from work or home if you you want to conceal your identity and at no time do we need to know your name. If you don’t want anybody else to know you have called us, just don’t tell anybody else. There are other precautions you could take, and these are outlined here.
Below are some pointers in presenting your information.
1. What is the nature of your concern?
2. What specific evidence have you got?
3. Are you an employee or an ex-employee of the company/organisation/entity you are blowing the whistle on?
4. Have you tried any internal complaints procedure? If so, what was the outcome?
5. Have you lodged any complaint with any official body? If so – who, when, who did you speak to and what was the outcome?
6. Has ANY aspect of your allegation ever been published in any Irish newspaper and can you send us the link to it online?
7. Has any TD or senator been contacted? If so, who, when and what was the outcome?
8. Have you any specific dates, pointers or information that could provide the basis for a Whistleblowers Ireland Freedom of Information request on your behalf?
9. Can we contact you, either by phone or in person?
10. Would you – at some stage in the future – ever be prepared to go public and/or sign an affidavit?
11. Have you spoken to any journalists before?
12. Do you have a criminal record? If so – what is it for, and did you receive a suspended sentence? If so, how long was it for? Did you receive a custodial sentence?
13. Are you on any medication?
14. Could you be prosecuted for getting in touch with Whistleblowers Ireland? If so – have you taken legal advice and can we contact your lawyer?
15. If your concerns relate to a crime having been or being committed, have you contacted the Gardai? If so – which station did you contact and what has been the outcome? If you haven’t contacted the gardai, why not?