Mandatory Disclosure of Your Concern


In exceptional circumstances, we may be required by law to disclose your data to the courts, a government agency, law enforcement agencies or our lawyers, in the following circumstances:

  • To meet legal requirements such as complying with court orders or the orders of a government agency;

  • The prosecution of a court, arbitration or similar proceeding; or

  • In order to secure the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of a criminal offence.

For example, under the provisions of Section 19 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2011 (as amended), where we have information which we know or believe might be of material assistance in preventing the commission of a number of specified 'relevant offences' or in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of such an offence, such information must be disclosed by us as soon as practicable to Gardaí.

The 2011 Act lists a number of specified 'relevant offences' that we would be required to report. These are primarily in the area of “white collar crime”, such as offences relating to banking and finance, money laundering and terrorist financing, company law, theft and fraud, bribery and corruption, consumer protection and criminal damage to property.

In certain circumstances the authorities in question may, by law, require that we also disclose to them the identity of the person who raised the concern which was the subject of our disclosure.

This project has been supported by Kildare Local Enterprise Office which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union under Ireland's EU Structural Funds Programmes 2007 - 2013.