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# ethics

This month
January 2023
# ethics
'He's fully corrected the record': Coveney defends Donohoe over undeclared donation
Coveney said he believes that Donohoe has given a “very detailed explanation as to what happened”.
Last year
2022
# I declare
Will we see more political controversies before Sipo gets some teeth?
Tánaiste says there are ‘stringent’ regulations already, but signals changes may be on the way.
# SIPO
Ethics watchdog rules against Wexford County Council CEO over funding threat to local radio station
Tom Enright has called the watchdog’s findings ‘flawed and disproportionate’, and is exploring his legal options.
All time
# oh canada
Trudeau denies interference in Canadian government contract awarded to charity with family ties
It is the third ethics probe the Canadian prime minister has faced.
# anti-corruption
The two 'most transparent' councils in Ireland are in Dublin
Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council have topped a new index of the country’s 31 local authorities.
Voices
Opinion: Why do rich people lie, cheat and steal more than those on low incomes?
Seven experiments produced similar results leading researchers to conclude that higher social class predicts unethical behaviour, writes Diarmuid Pepper.
# SIPO
Sipo finds against two councillors over contraventions of the Ethics in Public Office Act
Sipo today published two separate reports following investigation hearings.
Voices
Opinion: The death of James Bulger still haunts me
We have an ethical responsibility to face up to the dark truth that children perpetrate violence and equally we have an ethical responsibility to show empathy for victim’s families, writes Shane Dunphy.
# garda review
'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí
Harris has urged all members to sign the Code of Ethics to send a signal of their commitment to a human rights based service.
# Training
'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics
The GRA said the organisation is not delivering on its commitment to vital training for members.
# Complaints
Gap in law means watchdog can't probe complaints after a TD has left office
SIPO wants the law changed so it has the power to investigate complaints which come to light after a politician has left office.
# ethics
Laporte vows no conflict of interest as France confirm sponsorship deal with Altrad
The FFR say the deal guarantees at least €35 million for the amateur game.
# morquio
Children with rare disorder attend Dáil as Harris says drug company must act in an ethical manner
The HSE made a decision earlier this month not to add it to the reimbursement list.
# Florida
No legal duty for laughing teens to rescue a drowning disabled man, says judge
“Never in my life would I have ever thought we would need a law to make this happen,” the local mayor said.
# Kremlin crackdown
'Lackey', 'traitor': Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views
Authorities in Russia appear to be getting jittery over youth discontent ahead of presidential elections next year.
# product placement
People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules
Product placement gets a separate distinction to advertising in the revised code.
# ethics watchdog
White House urged to discipline Conway over 'free commercial' for Ivanka
The Trump aide urged shoppers to buy Ivanka-branded products after retailer Nordstrom announced it would stop selling them.
# ethics
Kellyanne Conway facing probe after promoting Ivanka Trump's fashion line on live TV
“I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online,” Conway said.
# ethics
Fifa proposes two-and-a-half-year ban for Qatar official Al-Mohannadi
The governing body’s Ethics Committee have also called for an €18,000 fine.
# let's get ethical
Members of public urged to have their say on new garda code of ethics
A draft published today lists a number of commitments gardaí will be asked to make.
# Thanks Penneys
Here's how Penneys makes sure the clothes you buy are ethical
“Ultimately, you’re guided by doing what’s right.”
# Controversy
IAAF orders life bans over doping bribes scandal
Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, was among those charged.
Voices
In Ireland we eat about 5 million bananas every week, but do you know where they come from?
Bananas are one of the most political commodities we put in our shopping baskets every week. Do you know how they made it to your local supermarket, asks Peter Gaynor.
# decisions decisions
The huge, unexpected ethical question self-driving cars will have to tackle
Would it rather hit a car full of passengers or a wall, injuring its own passenger?
# ethics
Chinese scientists want to sell these teensy genetically-engineered pigs as pets
However, it’s not yet known how their health will be impacted by the process.
# Longford
County manager investigated over house sale accusations
The council at the time claimed that it was not involved in the identification of the property.
# ethics
The ethical questions raised by Ebola this year
What is our responsibility?
# Controversy
Explainer: Why is Uber in such hot water right now?
The lift-sharing service has been strongly criticised after an exec said it should smear journalists who criticised it, but its problems run much deeper.
# entrapment
BBC won't unmask The Sun's 'Fake Sheikh' just yet, but they promise they will
Controversial journalist Mazher Mahmood uses a sheikh costume to lure celebrities.
Voices
Debate Room: Was the New York Post's front page photo of James Foley unethical?
We look in more detail at an issue which has caused widespread anger…
Voices
Opinion: To boycott or not to boycott?
Acting ethically isn’t a straightforward process but one thing is certain – we have a duty to think very carefully about our choices.
# EBOLA
Ebola declared a 'public health emergency of international concern'
Meanwhile, WHO is to hold an ethics meeting next week over the use of experimental treatment to target Ebola.
# Missing
Gardaí can't find person responsible for Fine Gael's accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny's constituency
The Standards in Public Office (SIPO) Commision says the matter remains with the gardaí.
# big drop
Why did the political ethics watchdog get 427 complaints in 2012, but just 29 last year?
A certain Tipperary North politician…
# fast fashion
Shopper discovers 'hidden message' stitched on to Primark dress
The hand-stitched label has raised more questions about Primark’s ethics.
Voices
Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom
Let’s teach children how to think – not what to think.
Voices
Column: The digital world can support journalism - but who is supporting journalists?
A code and compass is needed to guide journalism through the challenges of going online, writes an NUJ Ethics Council member.
Voices
Column: The discipline of economics has lost its way because of a basic misunderstanding
The relationship between ethics and economics is long-standing – we’ve just been ignoring it, writes Robert Grant.
Voices
Column: Don't be fooled, values are inescapable – in life and in economics
With the World Economic Forum under way, let’s remember that economists have powerful mathematical tools at their disposal which, like all tools, are means to ends. What those ends are depends on our values, writes Robert Grant.
# Christmas
President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas
As part of his annual Christmas and New Year message to the nation, the President wants us to focus on ethics in 2014.