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#Standards in Public Office Commission

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

SIPO finds against Monaghan councillor who published allegedly 'racist' election leaflet
# Seamus Treanor
# Seamus Treanor

SIPO finds against Monaghan councillor who published allegedly 'racist' election leaflet

Jan 5th 2022, 4:56 PM 23,997 Views 0 Comments

Cllr Seamus Treanor was found to have contravened six elements of the Code of Conduct for councillors.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Monday 28 June, 2021

Highest number of former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying - Sipo report
# Lobby
# Lobby

Highest number of former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying - Sipo report

Jun 28th 2021, 2:36 PM 9,461 Views 2 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission has released its 2020 report on the regulation of lobbying.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Ethics watchdog 'very concerned' at failure of Renua to account for public funding spent in 2019
# SIPO
# SIPO

Ethics watchdog 'very concerned' at failure of Renua to account for public funding spent in 2019

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:10 AM 18,245 Views 13 Comments

The party received €258,596 in public funding last year.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 26 November, 2020

SIPO 'very concerned' about failure of Aontú and Renua to submit statements of their annual accounts
# Ethics Watchdog
# Ethics Watchdog

SIPO 'very concerned' about failure of Aontú and Renua to submit statements of their annual accounts

Nov 26th 2020, 1:49 PM 15,941 Views 9 Comments

Political parties registered in Ireland are required to disclose their annual accounts to SIPO.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year
# SIPO
# SIPO

Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year

Aug 7th 2019, 2:46 PM 11,151 Views 36 Comments

Eight political parties qualified for Exchequer funding in 2018.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Here's who spent the most in the 2018 presidential campaign
# SIPO
# SIPO

Here's who spent the most in the 2018 presidential campaign

Jul 24th 2019, 11:23 AM 22,928 Views 33 Comments

SIPO today released details of the expenses and donations during the 2018 presidential election campaign.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irexit party accepting donations despite not being registered with Standards in Public Office Commission
# Irish Freedom Party
# Irish Freedom Party

Irexit party accepting donations despite not being registered with Standards in Public Office Commission

Apr 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,501 Views 124 Comments

Two members of the party are running as independents in the upcoming elections.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Friday 12 October, 2018

'I want to succeed Michael D, not replace him': Sean Gallagher formally launches presidential campaign
# Aras18
# Aras18

'I want to succeed Michael D, not replace him': Sean Gallagher formally launches presidential campaign

Oct 12th 2018, 1:02 PM 15,381 Views 85 Comments

Gallagher has committed to introduce 20 ‘special initiatives’ in his first 20 weeks in office if he is elected.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Monday 17 September, 2018

Investigation into councillor who asked for 'loads of money' won't hear from undercover RTÉ reporter
# Hugh Mcelvaney
# Hugh Mcelvaney

Investigation into councillor who asked for 'loads of money' won't hear from undercover RTÉ reporter

Sep 17th 2018, 6:21 PM 38,483 Views 0 Comments

An SIPO hearing into Hugh McElvaney’s alleged breach of the ethics of public office heard the reporter was “no doubt attractive”.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses
# Travel Expenses
# Travel Expenses

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

Apr 20th 2017, 3:53 PM 15,555 Views 0 Comments

“Obviously, in hindsight, it was wrong, there is no question about that,” Richard Hickey said.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Sunday 22 January, 2017

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
# Donegal County Council
# Donegal County Council

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims

Jan 22nd 2017, 7:45 AM 22,020 Views 0 Comments

Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Saturday 22 October, 2016

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
# SIPO
# SIPO

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims

Oct 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 41,255 Views 0 Comments

The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

It has cost almost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims
# Donegal County Council
# Donegal County Council

It has cost almost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims

Jul 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 44,179 Views 0 Comments

Legal and translation fees connected with the case have added up to a significant amount.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil spends the most on two by-elections - but fails to nab a seat
# SIPO
# SIPO

Fianna Fáil spends the most on two by-elections - but fails to nab a seat

Sep 15th 2014, 8:09 PM 6,765 Views 17 Comments

Its members spent the most in the Dublin West and Longford Westmeath by-elections, the Standards in Public Office Commission said.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Friday 8 August, 2014

Gardaí can't find person responsible for Fine Gael's accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny's constituency
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí can't find person responsible for Fine Gael's accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny's constituency

Aug 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 18,785 Views 32 Comments

The Standards in Public Office (SIPO) Commision says the matter remains with the gardaí.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here's what happened when Mick Wallace and Ming complained about Alan Shatter
# SIPO
# SIPO

Here's what happened when Mick Wallace and Ming complained about Alan Shatter

Aug 7th 2014, 4:06 PM 25,898 Views 102 Comments

SIPO received complaints about the former justice minister from the two outspoken politicians.

Why did the political ethics watchdog get 427 complaints in 2012, but just 29 last year?
# Big Drop
# Big Drop

Why did the political ethics watchdog get 427 complaints in 2012, but just 29 last year?

Aug 7th 2014, 12:42 PM 9,423 Views 20 Comments

A certain Tipperary North politician…

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?
# Paid With Thanks
# Paid With Thanks

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?

Jul 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 11,179 Views 59 Comments

Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Ex-Fine Gael minister and former judge to be appointed to political standards watchdog
# SIPO
# SIPO

Ex-Fine Gael minister and former judge to be appointed to political standards watchdog

Jan 14th 2014, 8:45 PM 14,491 Views 74 Comments

Under legislation giving effect to SIPO, the two appointments are required to be a former judge and a former politician and will need the approval of both the Dáil and Seanad.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Ethics watchdog drops investigation into Michael Lowry
# Wigan
# Wigan

Ethics watchdog drops investigation into Michael Lowry

Sep 26th 2013, 5:44 PM 6,982 Views 56 Comments

Almost 400 complaints had been received about the TD’s business dealings in Wigan.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Ethics watchdog received nearly 400 complaints over Michael Lowry last year
# SIPO
# SIPO

Ethics watchdog received nearly 400 complaints over Michael Lowry last year

Jul 23rd 2013, 5:48 PM 7,975 Views 32 Comments

The complaints concerned alleged contraventions of the Ethics Acts by Lowry with regards to his ownership of lands in Wigan in the northwest of England.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

By-election candidate referred to gardaí over election expenses
# Meath East
# Meath East

By-election candidate referred to gardaí over election expenses

Jun 19th 2013, 11:30 AM 11,878 Views 58 Comments

Ben Gilroy failed to file documentation related to his donations and expenses during the Meath East by-election but will qualify for reimbursement of expenses once he does.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 6 June, 2013

SIPO investigation into FF senator’s council expenses postponed
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

SIPO investigation into FF senator’s council expenses postponed

Jun 6th 2013, 9:39 PM 7,559 Views 68 Comments

SIPO has postponed indefinitely an investigation into allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator's council expenses
# Ethics
# Ethics

Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator's council expenses

May 30th 2013, 8:51 PM 10,009 Views 25 Comments

SIPO has been investigating allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council since last year.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Friday 17 May, 2013

Wallace to lodge complaint against Shatter over penalty points allegation
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Wallace to lodge complaint against Shatter over penalty points allegation

May 17th 2013, 5:47 PM 13,306 Views 119 Comments

The Wexford TD says the allegations made by Alan Shatter on live TV about an alleged motoring offence are unsubstantiated.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 25 April, 2013

11 Irish political parties disclose donations of only €33,606 for 2012
# Donations
# Donations

11 Irish political parties disclose donations of only €33,606 for 2012

Apr 25th 2013, 10:28 AM 7,232 Views 56 Comments

Parties are only required to disclose donations worth over €5,078.95 – but only three parties disclosed any donations at all.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Friday 15 February, 2013

239 politicians disclose total of €3,800 donations in 2012
# Donations
# Donations

239 politicians disclose total of €3,800 donations in 2012

Feb 15th 2013, 5:17 PM 6,267 Views 14 Comments

TDs, Senators and MEPs are only legally required to disclose donations if a single donor gives more than €634.87.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Friday 11 January, 2013

New guidelines reduce maximum donations to political parties
# Donations
# Donations

New guidelines reduce maximum donations to political parties

Jan 11th 2013, 10:30 AM 6,405 Views 36 Comments

The guidelines also address corporate donations to parties and include strict rules on transparency.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Public ethics watchdog to investigate Lowry’s failure to declare land
# Michael Lowry
# Michael Lowry

Public ethics watchdog to investigate Lowry’s failure to declare land

Nov 28th 2012, 3:33 PM 4,842 Views 35 Comments

SIPO will be asked to investigate whether Michael Lowry breached ethics laws by not declaring his interests in land in Wigan.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs
# Severance
# Severance

14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs

Oct 30th 2012, 6:30 AM 7,941 Views 52 Comments

The Dáil’s committee on members interests says TDs failed to honour their obligations by leaving their former council jobs out of their annual Register of Members’ Interests.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws
# Ethics
# Ethics

Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws

Sep 12th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,405 Views 27 Comments

The public ethics watchdog believes TDs should declare council positions if they receive a severance pay-off – but of 22 TDs and Senators, only four did so.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Parties got €12.6m from State and €31k in donations in 2011
# Political Currency
# Political Currency

Parties got €12.6m from State and €31k in donations in 2011

May 29th 2012, 7:15 PM 1,838 Views 12 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission has released new data this evening on how much the State gave political parties and how much parties received in disclosed donations.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Friday 25 May, 2012

No proof of tax clearance provided by Fine Gael senator
# SIPO
# SIPO

No proof of tax clearance provided by Fine Gael senator

May 25th 2012, 6:40 PM 4,375 Views 8 Comments

Fine Gael has said it is treating Senator Pat O’Neill’s failure to provide tax clearance “with the utmost seriousness”.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Election candidate demands prosecution proceedings... against himself
# People's Convention
# People's Convention

Election candidate demands prosecution proceedings... against himself

Apr 8th 2012, 3:27 PM 5,772 Views 2 Comments

Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, who ran in Cork South-Central, says legislation requiring him to disclose donations is unconstitutional.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Government will refer Mahon report to DPP, Revenue, Gardaí
# Mahon
# Mahon

Government will refer Mahon report to DPP, Revenue, Gardaí

Mar 22nd 2012, 1:20 PM 1,709 Views 21 Comments

TDs will abandon legislative plans next week to discuss the report’s findings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Donegal candidate reported to Gardaí over failure to disclose expenses
# Bye-Election
# Bye-Election

Donegal candidate reported to Gardaí over failure to disclose expenses

Apr 28th 2011, 4:25 PM 1,540 Views 4 Comments

The Standards in Public Office commission says candidates in the Donegal South-West by-election will receive €38,795 in refunds.

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Fine Gael councillor could face expulsion over double claiming on expenses
Live Apr 14th 2011, 12:12 PM

Fine Gael councillor could face expulsion over double claiming on expenses

# standards-in-public-office-commission - Friday 17 September, 2010

Your Country Your Call denies breaking political lobbying laws
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

Your Country Your Call denies breaking political lobbying laws

Sep 17th 2010, 5:26 PM 1,706 Views 0 Comments

The competition says it does not need to register as a lobby group, and confirms a government contribution of €300,000.