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Launch of Speak Up, Transparency Helpline

Dublin, 18 May 2011 - Transparency International Ireland will launch its new Speak Up free information helpline and Transparency Resource Centre. This service will offer support for people facing ethical dilemmas or reporting concerns about wrongdoing in the workplace and government. It is one of the first of its kind in Western Europe and is partly funded by the European Commission.

Date Thursday, 26 May 2011
Time 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Attendance Free and open to the public, Priority booking for supporters and members
Venue Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8


  • John Devitt (CEO, Transparency International Ireland)
  • Brendan Howlin, TD (Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform)
  • Emily O'Reilly (Ombudsman & Information Commissioner)

The event will begin with a short introduction of the service from a representative of TI Ireland and will be followed by contributions from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, TD and Ombudsman & Information Commissioner Emily O'Reilly on open government, accountability and whistleblowing. This will be followed by a brief presentation on the new service and finish with a Q and A on the issues addressed by our speakers.