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Whistle-blowing and the employment relations implications of the ‘Protected Disclosures Act 2014’ in the Republic of Ireland

Introduction In Ireland, and elsewhere, the issue of whistle-blowing is of growing concern to scholars, management practitioners, and public policy advocates ( Brown et al., 2014 ; Hyde, 2014 ; Kenny, 2014 ; Lewis, 2015 ). Whistle-blowing concerns one area of employment regulation, shaped in part by the multiple roles of employers, employer associations, trade unions, and State agencies. The concept of ‘regulatory space’ attests to more fluid and dynamic interactions among employment actors, rather than the assumption that the government or the State is

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Whistle Blowing: What Do Contemporary Ethical Theories Say?


The rising number of scandals leading to the closure of many large companies is worrisome. The traditional belief is that business and ethics are oxymorons and one is not expected to be totally virtuous during business operations. Nonetheless, this does not mean ethical standards should be side-lined. Professional associations such as the Chartered Financial Institute (CFA) uphold moral values and urge members to exercise high moral standards and diligence in their duties. Philosophically, major accounting scandals could have been nipped in the bud by whistle blowing before the wrong deeds escalated. However whistle blowing is a major issue and is viewed as disloyalty. In this paper, the dilemmas of whistle blowing are evaluated using contemporary ethical theories which are: egoism, deontology and utilitarianism. The analysis shows that deontology and utilitarianism are based on altruism and may support whistle blowing because they are grounded on consideration of other people. It is worth noting that morally upright adults are often a result of being brought up as ethical children from a psychological standpoint.

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The Referee as Educator: Hermeneutical and Pedagogical Perspectives

practice/ . Roma: Editrice Nuova Cultura Miller, S.G. (2004). Ancient Greek Athletics . New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Nlandu, T. (2008). Play Until the Whistle Blows: Sportsmanship as the Outcome of Thirdness. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport , 35, 73-89. Ruiz Caballero, J.A., Navarro Valdivieso, M.E. et al. (Eds.). (2010). Árbitraje de fútbol /The football referee/ . Madrid: Dykinson. Weinberg, R.S., Richardson, P.A. (1990). Psychology of Officiating . Champaign, IL: Leisure Press.

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Facing Irregularities in Sport: Whistleblowing and Watchdog Journalism. The Romanian Case

. Miceli, M. & Near, J. (1992). Blowing the Whistle. The Organizational and Legal Implications for Companies and Employees , New York: Lexington Books. OECD. (2018). The role of media and investigative journalism in combating corruption , 2018. Retrieved 24.10.2018 from Richardson, B.K. & McGlynn, J. (2011). Rabid fans, death threats, and dysfunctional stakeholders : The influence of organizational and industry contexts on whistle-blowing cases. Management

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Under-reporting of Adverse Events in the Biomedical Literature

exposures of such activities are eventually revealed only through whistle-blowing or lawsuits. Because whistle-blowing tends typically to result in professional and financial suicide ( Interview, 1995 ; Lewis, 2014 ), only a very few are willing to risk the repercussions. Thus, most of the science distortions remain hidden from public view. Further, because of potential media involvement in science distortion and concealment (as will be shown in some of the examples in the present Section), public disclosure of these misdeeds may not necessarily occur in the mainstream

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Physical Performance During Water-Polo Matches: The Effect of the Players’ Competitive Level

swimming efforts with 10 s recovery in-between. Plastic landmarks were put at -1 m, 0 m, 20 m and 21 m to set the distance (a start and a finish line). After a whistle blow, players started swimming as fast as possible from -1 m to 21 m. Timing commenced when the participant’s head left the 0 m landmark (the start line) and stopped when the head passed through the 20 m landmark (the finish line). For accurate timing of each sprint and for all players, the sprints were recorded by two digital cameras at 50 Hz (Sony Digital, DCR-PC5E, Japan). Sprint time was later

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Relationships Between Isokinetic Shoulder Evaluation and Fitness Characteristics of Elite French Female Water-Polo Players

instructors and the measurement begun when the legs left the wall and stopped when the hand touched the wall. The mean value was selected for analysis. The start was given in water with a whistle blow. Assessment of isokinetic torque The measurements were performed using an isokinetic dynamometer (Con-Trex, Medimex, Sainte Foy les Lyon, France). Isokinetic assessment was performed in the dominant arm for internal rotators (IR) and external rotators (ER) of the shoulder joint with the players in the supine position with the arm abducted at 90° in the frontal plane and

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Reclaiming Citizenship in the Post-Democratic Condition

: they hold politicians accountable and demand total transparency using, when necessary, legal means. This is crucial, because as Crouch (2004) has shown, behind-the-doors lobbying is a standard practice by which global elites influence, seduce and coerce national governments. In the context of Spain, XNet constitutes one of the main groups behind the 15MpaRato movement, which brought a prosecution against Rodrigo Rato, a banker and a former chief of the IMF and which ended up in his imprisonment for corruption. They did so through online organising, digital whistle-blowing

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