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. John Devitt is Chief Executive and founder of Transparency International’s chapter in Ireland. He has been analysing corruption risks, providing support to whistleblowers, and campaigning for greater openness and accountability in Ireland since 2004. He advised the Irish Government on the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 as well as a number of international organisations, including the United Nations, Council of Europe and European Commission on whistleblower protection. John holds an MA in Ethics from Dublin City University, specialising in whistleblowing and anti-corruption, a BA in European Studies from the University of Limerick and a Diploma in Public Relations.
Susheela Math, TI Ireland Legal Counsel
Susheela joined Transparency International Ireland as Legal Counsel in late January 2014. She is a solicitor admitted to practice in Scotland and Ireland. After graduating with first class honours from the University of Glasgow, she 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 bribery, corruption, human rights, data protection and regulatory compliance. In addition, she has volunteered extensively and undertaken pro bono work for individuals and organisations. Susheela has been Managing Solicitor of Transparency Legal Advice Centre since January 2016.
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.