Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD has launched an online survey seeking the views of members of the public to help form a cross-sectoral strategy on how to combat economic crime and corruption.
The short online survey will ask participants about their personal concerns regarding economic crime and its impact on society, as well as asking what actions they think the government ought to prioritise when tackling economic crime and corruption.
Launching the survey, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD said, “corruption and economic crime can have a hugely negative impact on our society and have the potential to harm Ireland’s reputation as a global hub for financial services and business. They can also be enormously distressing for the unfortunate victims of these crimes and we must ensure that we have the tools, policies and strategies to tackle and vigorously pursue criminals in this area. While significant progress has been made with measures to enhance Ireland’s ability to prevent and respond effectively to economic crime and regulatory crime in recent years, much remains to be done.”
The results of the consultation will help inform the Advisory Council against Economic Crime and Corruption in devising of strategy to help combat corruption.The Advisory Council was established in 2022 and comprises 19 members and an independent Chairperson. The role of the Council is to advise and make proposals on strategic and policy responses and to develop a multi-annual strategy to combat economic crime and corruption.
Minister McEntee added, “I would encourage people to take a few minutes to complete this survey and have their say on how Government can best develop an effective strategy to combatting this type of crime. Responsibility for the development and implementation of economic crime and anti-corruption policies in Ireland sits with a number of departments and bodies. The cross sectoral Advisory Council is developing a multi-annual strategy to combat corruption and the results of this survey will feed into that.”
The online consultation is open until close of business on Friday, 27 October 2023. All responses are anonymous. The survey’s results will be publicly available at the end of the consultation period.