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#SIPO

# sipo - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections
# Foreign Ads
# Foreign Ads

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

Jul 26th 2018, 1:33 PM 5,609 Views 32 Comments

The Standards in Public Office said it is concerned about political interference from organisations outside of Ireland.

# sipo - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year - with Fianna Fáil taking the biggest slice
# Political Parties
# Political Parties

Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year - with Fianna Fáil taking the biggest slice

Jul 12th 2018, 2:43 PM 15,099 Views 48 Comments

Sipo has released details of expenses for 2017.

# sipo - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs
# Transparency
# Transparency

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

Jun 28th 2018, 2:03 PM 12,189 Views 15 Comments

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.

# sipo - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year
# Donations
# Donations

The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year

Apr 11th 2018, 4:30 PM 7,347 Views 30 Comments

Just €6,360 in large donations was given to TDs, senators and MEPs last year.

# sipo - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

Feb 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,257 Views 80 Comments

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

# sipo - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Nearly half of Ireland's political parties failed to submit accounts to watchdog
# Standards In Public Office
# Standards In Public Office

Nearly half of Ireland's political parties failed to submit accounts to watchdog

Nov 29th 2017, 6:04 PM 10,837 Views 13 Comments

Six parties failed to submit any accounts at all.

# sipo - Monday 25 September, 2017

Paschal Donohoe begins transfer of Diageo shares into wife’s name ahead of Budget
# Excise
# Excise

Paschal Donohoe begins transfer of Diageo shares into wife’s name ahead of Budget

Sep 25th 2017, 9:58 AM 79,802 Views 156 Comments

The shares are being transferred in a bid to avoid any potential conflict ahead of next month’s Budget.

# sipo - Friday 21 July, 2017

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences
# SIPO
# SIPO

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences

Jul 21st 2017, 6:22 PM 8,113 Views 11 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission gave the details in its annual report, published today.

# sipo - Friday 14 July, 2017

Donohoe defends his share-holdings in drinks company Diageo
# Stocks And Shares
# Stocks And Shares

Donohoe defends his share-holdings in drinks company Diageo

Jul 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 25,403 Views 48 Comments

Three ministers were asked about their share-holdings during a press conference today.

# sipo - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Political parties and independents were paid over €8 million of state funds last year
# SIPO
# SIPO

Political parties and independents were paid over €8 million of state funds last year

Jul 5th 2017, 5:53 PM 5,706 Views 16 Comments

The SIPO report shows that Fianna Fáil received over €2.2 million in 2016.

# sipo - 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 15,563 Views 0 Comments

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

# sipo - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Abortion Rights Campaign gives back €23,000 US donation
# George Soros
# George Soros

Abortion Rights Campaign gives back €23,000 US donation

Apr 1st 2017, 7:05 AM 15,294 Views 96 Comments

The $24,999 was donated by US billionaire George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation.

# sipo - 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 22,036 Views 0 Comments

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

# sipo - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads
# Share And Like
# Share And Like

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads

Jan 14th 2017, 7:35 AM 6,466 Views 36 Comments

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael targeted voters through social media during the general election

# sipo - Friday 13 January, 2017

Poll: Should election posters be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should election posters be scrapped?

Jan 13th 2017, 9:15 PM 23,212 Views 67 Comments

Political parties spent over €416,000 on them last year.

Irish political parties spent over €416k on election posters last year
# HEY BIG SPENDERS
# HEY BIG SPENDERS

Irish political parties spent over €416k on election posters last year

Jan 13th 2017, 5:27 PM 7,401 Views 44 Comments

Fianna Fáil spent over €145,891 on election posters in the last general election.

'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation
# Oversight
# Oversight

'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation

Jan 13th 2017, 12:32 PM 23,043 Views 75 Comments

Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.

# sipo - 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 41,263 Views 0 Comments

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

# sipo - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Nama lodges complaint to Sipo after BBC Spotlight revelations
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

Nama lodges complaint to Sipo after BBC Spotlight revelations

Sep 13th 2016, 12:33 PM 11,210 Views 31 Comments

This comes after a BBC Spotlight investigation which cast doubt over the motives of one of their advisers.

# sipo - 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 44,190 Views 0 Comments

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

# sipo - Friday 1 July, 2016

Fine Gael spent €200,000 of their state funding on polling last year
# Poll Position
# Poll Position

Fine Gael spent €200,000 of their state funding on polling last year

Jul 1st 2016, 11:45 AM 6,114 Views 53 Comments

They also got donations of €98,000.

# sipo - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

When it comes to lobbying public officials, being called Bono may be a help
# The Real Thing
# The Real Thing

When it comes to lobbying public officials, being called Bono may be a help

Jun 29th 2016, 6:20 AM 14,369 Views 21 Comments

The U2 frontman’s name is just one of many thousands of returns made to the new Irish lobbying authority in the last year.

# sipo - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

A missed opportunity for Guinness and oysters that got lost in translation
# The Road To Donegal
# The Road To Donegal

A missed opportunity for Guinness and oysters that got lost in translation

May 10th 2016, 4:15 PM 21,052 Views 0 Comments

The public hearing into the alleged duplication of expenses by a Fianna Fáil senator was finally held yesterday.

# sipo - Monday 9 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims "as honestly as he could"
# Donegal County Council
# Donegal County Council

Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims "as honestly as he could"

May 9th 2016, 11:35 AM 24,823 Views 0 Comments

Brian Ó Domhnaill claimed expenses for attending events in different locations on the same days.

# sipo - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Here's how Micheál Martin justifies his €30k salary top-up
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Here's how Micheál Martin justifies his €30k salary top-up

Jan 16th 2016, 8:13 PM 43,768 Views 93 Comments

The Irish Independent says this places his salary at €117,258.

# sipo - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Elected officials need to know there are consequences to corruption
# Opinion
# Opinion

Elected officials need to know there are consequences to corruption

Dec 9th 2015, 12:00 PM 191 Views 42 Comments

Corruption is a health risk to our democracy, writes Nuala Haughey.

# sipo - Monday 7 December, 2015

Councillor resigns from Fianna Fáil following 'shocking' RTÉ Investigates programme
# Revelations
# Revelations

Councillor resigns from Fianna Fáil following 'shocking' RTÉ Investigates programme

Dec 7th 2015, 11:34 PM 56,834 Views 214 Comments

“Some of the behaviour displayed in tonight’s programme was shocking and completely unacceptable.”

Senator distances herself from 'a huge story of corruption and fraud'
# Rté Investigates
# Rté Investigates

Senator distances herself from 'a huge story of corruption and fraud'

Dec 7th 2015, 5:27 PM 34,592 Views 92 Comments

“This scandal about councillors seeking out bribes has absolutely nothing to do with me.”

# sipo - Monday 21 September, 2015

County manager investigated over house sale accusations
# Longford
# Longford

County manager investigated over house sale accusations

Sep 21st 2015, 2:32 PM 28,372 Views 0 Comments

The council at the time claimed that it was not involved in the identification of the property.

# sipo - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Renua spent nearly €30k trying (and failing) to get this man elected
# By-election
# By-election

Renua spent nearly €30k trying (and failing) to get this man elected

Aug 27th 2015, 4:36 PM 17,624 Views 50 Comments

SIPO has released details of expenditure in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

# sipo - Thursday 18 June, 2015

A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
# Spare A Fiver
# Spare A Fiver

A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

Jun 18th 2015, 9:21 AM 16,496 Views 61 Comments

It could be linked to the anti-water charge movement.

# sipo - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Two TDs reported to gardaí after failing to disclose political donations on time
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

Two TDs reported to gardaí after failing to disclose political donations on time

Mar 24th 2015, 4:42 PM 16,935 Views 42 Comments

It was all cleared up a few days later…

# sipo - Friday 19 December, 2014

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses

Dec 19th 2014, 11:58 AM 9,835 Views 0 Comments

Former councillor Dessie Larkin claimed he was at two meetings at the one time.

# sipo - 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 6,769 Views 17 Comments

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

# sipo - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers

Aug 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,808 Views 3 Comments

Plus: How many flights went in and out of Ireland’s airports last year?

# sipo - Friday 8 August, 2014

An 'administrative error' was the reason why a Fine Gael branch in Mayo didn't file its accounts
# Garda Investigation
# Garda Investigation

An 'administrative error' was the reason why a Fine Gael branch in Mayo didn't file its accounts

Aug 8th 2014, 5:17 PM 10,953 Views 62 Comments

The party has responded to news that the gardaí can’t find the person responsible for the accounts of a branch in Enda Kenny’s constituency.

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 18,791 Views 32 Comments

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

# sipo - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Aug 7th 2014, 11:05 PM 14,128 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Obama considering hitting Iraq, Russia’s ban on EU food, and Denis O’Brien…

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 25,941 Views 102 Comments

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