A protected disclosure is defined in the 2014 Act as a disclosure of information which, in the reasonable belief of the worker, tends to show one or more relevant wrongdoings, which came to the attention of the worker in connection with the worker’s employment and is disclosed in the manner outlined in the 2014 Act. Making a protected disclosure is sometimes referred to as “whistleblowing”.
The Regulator of the National Lottery is prescribed by Statutory Instrument No 367 of 2020 – Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Disclosure to Prescribed Persons) Order 2020 to receive protected disclosures under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “2014 Act”) from external workers that are not Regulator of the National Lottery workers.
To make a protected disclosure to the Regulator of the National Lottery, a worker must reasonably believe that the information disclosed, and any allegations contained in it, are substantially true and that the relevant wrongdoing is related to compliance by the operator of the National Lottery with the National Lottery Act 2013 (No. 13 of 2013) and the terms and conditions of the licence granted to the operator.
The information must be disclosed in the manner outlined in the 2014 Act and the disclosure should contain the following:
All disclosures received will be taken seriously and will be addressed appropriately.
Protected disclosures may be submitted to the Regulator of the National Lottery at this address:
Confidential – Legal and Compliance Department ONLY
Regulator of the National Lottery
Irish Life Centre
Lower Abbey Street
Tel: (01) 872 7932
The Regulator of the National Lottery is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity, and accountability. The Regulator of the National Lottery has a duty to conduct its affairs with propriety and has put in place a wide range of procedures and codes of practice to deliver on its commitments and to deter malpractice, abuse and/or wrongdoing. The Regulator of the National Lottery expects disclosers who have bona fide concerns about such malpractice to come forward and voice those concerns, without fear of reprisal.