2015 - 2016

2016

Reports received during 2016
During the year ended 31 December, 2016 the ODCE received 4 protected disclosures.

Action (if any) taken in response to the protected disclosures received
Two were, upon examination, determined to fall outside the remit of the Office. The third was satisfactorily resolved following intervention by this Office. The matters contained in the fourth protected disclosure received were examined with a view to determining whether they came within the Office’ statutory remit. It was concluded that they did and, at year end, the Office’s examination of the matter was ongoing.

Such other information relating to those protected disclosures and the action taken as may be requested by the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform from time to time
Not applicable.

 

2015

Reports received during 2015
During the course of 2015, three such disclosures were made to the Office as a prescribed person under section 7 of the Act. The Office received no reports as an employer under section 6 of the Act, or in any other case under section 10.

Action (if any) taken in response to the protected disclosures received
All of these cases have been dealt with in a manner consistent with the Office’s approach to dealing with all allegations of wrongdoing, including by reference to the Office’s obligations as to confidentiality.

Such other information relating to those protected disclosures and the action taken as may be requested by the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform from time to time
Not applicable.

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Court Rulings

The Director of Public Prosecutions v Mary Donnelly

Author: Maria Leavy/24 April 2017/Categories: Prosecution Cases 2017

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Woman pleads guilty to Fraudulent Trading

Acting on the directions of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Gardai from the ODCE this morning arrested a woman and charged her with one count of fraudulent trading contrary to section 297 of the Companies Act 1963 (as amended). The woman was brought before Limerick District Court, where, following evidence of arrest, charge and caution she entered a plea of guilty and was sent forward for sentencing to the next sitting of Limerick Circuit Criminal Court.

Full details of the charge are set out below:

"That you Mary Donnelly, between the 1st day of January 2013 and the 25th day of October 2013, both days inclusive, within the County of Limerick, were knowingly a party to the carrying on of the business of a company Shannonside Audio/Video Limited for a fraudulent purpose namely the dishonest solicitation of payments from Close Invoice Finance Limited trading as Close Brothers Commercial Finance by furnishing false or misleading invoices: Contrary to Section 297 of the Companies Act, 1963 as substituted by Section 137 of the Companies Act, 1990."

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