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United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day, Wednesday, 9th December 2020.

Today is the United Nations International Anti-Corruption day. The United Nations estimates that $2.6 trillion is lost annually to corruption. Corruption is an international problem from which no state is immune. It affects the rule of law, access to services and fair competition in all aspects of life. It also allows organised crime and terrorism to flourish.

The Anti-Corruption at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is tasked with proactively monitoring and investigating bribery and corruption within the Irish state and also bribery and corruption committed by Irish citizens and Irish corporates abroad. 

The Anti-Corruption Unit, GNECB maintains a dedicated reporting hotline 1800 40 60 80 for members of the public wishing to make reports of bribery and/or corruption to An Garda Síochána on a confidential basis.

Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan, GNECB stated ‘Corruption is not easily recognisable but can have real consequences for people and businesses as they go about their lives, it is not a victimless crime. I encourage anyone who has knowledge of corruption to report same to An Garda Síochána'.

Bribery and Corruption Confidential