‘Vulnerable To Vexatious Claims’

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Inside Dáil Éireann

Jennifer Bray, in The Irish Times, reports:

A “dignity and respect” helpline is being set up at Leinster House to which politicians and staff will be able to report cases of bullying and sexual harassment in the Oireachtas.

Details of the planned helpline are included in a new policy which sets out actions to be taken where complaints are made.

“While members have a particular commitment to uphold the highest standards of behaviour as public representatives, they can also be vulnerable to vexatious claims,” the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission document says.

Plan to tackle Oireachtas bullying and sexual harassment (The Irish Times)

4 thoughts on “‘Vulnerable To Vexatious Claims’

  1. GiggidyGoo

    And on the subject of Vulnerable. Despite his attempts to keep figures below 10,000, today has eventually seen the homeless figures exceed 10,000.
    8 years in power, and there has been a 400% increase in child homelessness.
    Clap clap, FFG

    1. eoin

      +10,264 (and that excludes 700 in direct provision who have been granted asylum but who can’t find any housing, plus those in sheltered accommodation).

      Eoghan Murphy is an incompetent minister and should return his €170,000 salary and resign.

  2. Ian-O

    “While members have a particular commitment to uphold the highest standards of behaviour as public representatives”

    So, Michael Lowry, convicted criminal.

    Should he be watched coming to and from the Dail to ensure he behaves himself? I would be very careful with my wallet around his type. Criminals.

  3. Panty Christ

    This policy is a joke. Senators and TDs directly hire their staff and are basically manager and HR in one. Parliament staff on these contracts don’t even have union reps

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