ELAI is delighted to invite you to attend our next webinar which will be hosted by Hayes Solicitors on Wednesday 28 September, from 5 – 6pm:

The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022: A new era for whistleblowing

The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 implements the EU Whistleblowing Directive into Irish law and brings with it significant changes for Ireland's whistleblowing regime, including more onerous obligations on employers and greater protections for whistleblowers.

Join our panel where they will discuss the key features of the new regime and provide practical insights, with a particular focus on aspects such as the challenges of the new reporting channels, how international businesses can ensure local compliance and the potential legal claims which can arise from a breach.  

We are opening up this session to in-house Counsel both in Ireland and Internationally so please feel free to forward this invite to any clients or colleagues outside of private practice that may be interested.


Anne Lyne (Chair)

Anne is an Employment Law Partner at Hayes solicitors with considerable experience advising on all aspects of the employment relationship. Anne has a particular interest in crisis management and acting for both employers and executives in whistleblowing claims including in relation to injunctive relief. Anne is a former chair of ELAI.

Helen Callanan SC

Helen is a Senior Counsel specialising in employment and administrative law. She appeared for the successful applicant in the Supreme Court whistleblowing decision in Baranya.  She is vice-chair of the Professional, Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association, a CEDR accredited mediator, a member of the Council of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association and vice-chair of the Bar of Ireland’s Advanced Advocacy Committee.

Triona Sugrue

Tríona Sugrue is a Knowledge Lawyer in the Employment Practice Group at A&L Goodbody LLP with many years' experience advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment issues and representing parties in employment disputes before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and the civil courts. She provides professional support to the ALG Employment Practice Group and clients in relation to all aspects of employment law. She is a lecturer in Employment Law at the Law Society of Ireland and regularly contributes to publications on employment law topics.

Rachael Talbot

Rachael has worked as Lead EMEA Employment Counsel at Stripe for 3.5 years, having commenced the role in San Francisco before moving back to Dublin. In this role, Rachael partners closely with business leaders to provide strategic legal advice on all things employment law and employee relations. Prior to joining Stripe, Rachael was part of the Employment Law team at A&L Goodbody.

To register for this event please follow the link below.

Click here > https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7357910248324163342

The following items have been made available here

1. Directive EU 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law, consolidated
2. Protected Disclosures Act 2014, consolidated
3. Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022
4. Cullen v Kilternan Cemetery Park Limited 2020 IECC 2
5. Baranya v Rosderra Irish Meats Group IESC 27 2021, judgment
6. Baranya v Rosderra Irish Meats Group IESC 27 2021, Charleton J’s comments
7. Clarke v CGI Food Services, 2020 IEHC 368
8. Nolan v Fingal County Council, 2022 IEHC 335