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The introduction of new corruption-related offences and sanctions in the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 has a significant impact on corporates and other organisations operating in Ireland.

Learning Objectives

Learners will obtain knowledge with respect of:

a) the key offences under the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018;

b) the distinction between active and passive corruption/trading in influence;

c) the risk of corporate liability where an employee, agent, subsidiary commits a corruption offence;

d) the corporate defence of taking "all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence in seeking to avoid the commission of the offence";

e) the extra-territorial effect of the Irish corruption regime; and

f) some practical recommendations that can be implemented at the corporate level.


The duration of this 3 part module is approximately 23 minutes. Each section is followed by a knowledge check and we have allocated 4 minutes to complete these. We have allocated up to 15 minutes for the assessment that follows the completed module.

Time: 42 minutes

Randomised Assessment

Bespoke Optional

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