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# 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 8,103 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 25,370 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 5,698 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 15,521 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 15,280 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 21,999 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 6,452 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 23,205 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 7,376 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 23,012 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 41,243 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 11,199 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 44,168 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 6,076 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 14,332 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 21,045 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 24,805 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 43,686 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 174 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 56,819 Views 210 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 34,516 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 28,358 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 17,594 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 16,484 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 16,921 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 9,813 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 6,754 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 12,788 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 10,935 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 18,776 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 14,122 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 25,839 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 9,417 Views 20 Comments

A certain Tipperary North politician…

# sipo - 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 11,171 Views 59 Comments

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

# sipo - Friday 20 June, 2014

Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law

Jun 20th 2014, 4:50 PM 5,726 Views 12 Comments

A Bill published by Brendan Howlin will essentially deal with: ‘Who is contacting whom and about what’.

# sipo - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Councillor claimed expenses "recklessly" and "did not act in good faith"
# Donegal
# Donegal

Councillor claimed expenses "recklessly" and "did not act in good faith"

Jun 17th 2014, 11:33 AM 6,451 Views 23 Comments

Donegal councillor Pádraig Doherty contravened sections of the Local Government Act and the Code of Conduct for councillors.

# sipo - Monday 19 May, 2014

Party leaders received €7.5 million in State funding last year
# Dear Leaders
# Dear Leaders

Party leaders received €7.5 million in State funding last year

May 19th 2014, 5:58 PM 8,116 Views 39 Comments

Six party leaders split the pot, but not evenly.

Political parties received €5.5 million in State funding last year
# Trust Funds
# Trust Funds

Political parties received €5.5 million in State funding last year

May 19th 2014, 5:52 PM 4,599 Views 19 Comments

And here’s how they spent it.

# sipo - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Politicians warned not to use pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes for electoral purposes
# Inappropriate Use
# Inappropriate Use

Politicians warned not to use pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes for electoral purposes

May 13th 2014, 6:14 PM 9,807 Views 54 Comments

If a candidate uses the envelopes inappropriately it’s regarded as an election expense and must be accounted for.