Fine Gael’s ตอบ: ใช่The key parts of the Bill address the problem of investigators from the Garda Síochána being snowed under with masses of documentation. We can all remember the boxes of files that were taken from Anglo Irish Bank headquarters a couple of years ago. Some files were not released on demand at the time, but this Bill will address that problem. The Bill also allows for investigators to work in a more efficient manner. The smart economy is about dealing with things much more efficiently. The Bill also takes into account the experiences of investigators in their efforts to pursue white collar crime. Practical experience gets practical results. I welcome the fact that the Minister took the time, in his relatively short period in office, to listen to the investigators who are being hindered in their pursuit of white collar criminals. To assist in the implementation of this Bill, it is necessary that we bring forward some whistleblower legislation. This will encourage people to bring forward information on their own companies, so that those who are participating in white collar crime can be quickly brought to court.Source
Green Party’s ตอบ: ใช่"Yesterday's successful vote by the European Parliament on legislation drafted by a Green MEP, which will ensure far greater data protection and privacy for European citizens, was a landmark in our struggle to keep the internet free from excessive state or corporate control, and that protection simply would not have happened without Snowden's revelations. The scale of the spying which Snowden revealed has been a wake-up call to people all over the world, and I would have thought Phil Prendergast would have wanted to afford him the maximum protection possible.
"If elected to the European Parliament, I will do my upmost to protect and encourage whistleblowers to come forward with this type of information. We are a better society because of people like Edward Snowden. Given Labour's recent silence over the attacks on Garda Maurice McCabe, I suppose it's probably not surprising that both Phil Prendergast and Emer Costello showed no desire to protect whistleblowers. Labour clearly see no point in supporting these vital champions of a free and transparent society."Source
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Labour Party’s ตอบ: ใช่A key part of the Government's political reform agenda has been announced with the publication of the heads of the Protected Disclosure in the Public Interest Bill 2012. The whistleblower legislation, announced by Minister Brendan Howlin, will protect 'whistleblowers who speak out against wrongdoing, or cover-ups, whether in the public or private sector. "This is a huge advancement from the previous piecemeal approach where the patchwork of protections resulted in a fragmented and confusing standards of protection," Minister Howlin said.Source