Transparency International Ireland (TI Ireland) was founded in 2004. We are a chapter of the Transparency International movement, dedicated to stopping corruption worldwide.
We are experts in policy, research, and training on whistleblowing, anti-corruption and responsible lobbying:
2011: TI Ireland launch the Speak Up telephone helpline, offering access to free legal advice, information and support for whistleblowers, witnesses and victims of corruption and other wrongdoing.
2013: Advised the Irish Government on draft whistleblowing legislation.
2014: Publication of our Speak Up Safely Guide and accompanying video, aimed at helping individuals understand Ireland’s whistleblowing law, the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.
2015: Publication of the first Speak Up report, highlighting the risk of corruption across the public and private sectors and publication of resources on responsible lobbying.
2016: Launch of the Integrity at Work initiative, and the Transparency Legal Advice Centre
John Devitt, TI Ireland Chief Executive
John directs the IAW programme on behalf of TI Ireland. He founded TI Ireland in 2004 and has extensive experience in developing policy, leading research and providing support to whistleblowers and witnesses. He was a contributor to Transparency International’s ‘International Principles for Whistleblowing Legislation’ and advised the Irish Government and legislators on the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 as well as the United Nations, European Parliament, and Council of Europe on whistleblower protection. John is an ethics and communications specialist and holds a first-class Master’s degree in Ethics from Dublin City University.
Susheela Math, TI Ireland Legal Counsel
Susheela is a solicitor who has worked at leading law firms in the UK and Ireland and was also seconded to central and local government. Susheela has significant experience as a litigator and in providing legal advice and training on a wide range of issues including whistleblowing, bribery, corruption, human rights, data protection and regulatory compliance. She worked closely with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on finalising the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and redrafting the Ministerial guidance to accompany the Act. Susheela manages the Speak Up helpline.
Stephanie Casey, IAW Programme Manager
Stephanie is a specialist in the not for profit sector with over sixteen years' experience in marketing, communications, fundraising, campaigning and community development. She has held senior managerial roles in Oxfam Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society and Arthritis Ireland. She has also spent time working overseas with Oxfam India in New Dehli and Breakthrough, a human rights organisation based in New York.