New White Collar Crime Package

Author:Mr Gregory Glynn, Joanelle O'Cleirigh and Richard Willis
Profession:Arthur Cox

A new White Collar Crime Package to tackle corruption and increase transparency was announced on 2 November by the Irish Government. New offences and stronger penalties are on the horizon.

 On 2 November 2017 the Government published its new White Collar Crime package. Major features of the package include the:

Overhaul of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) - to be established as an independent agency with powers to recruit and enlist expert staff; Launch of a Joint Agency Task Force to tackle white collar crime - to specifically address payment fraud; and Introduction of two new pieces of legislation - the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill (published on 2 November...

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