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#Standards in Public Office

# standards-in-public-office - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Taoiseach defends nomination of former Senator and ex-NAGP lobbyist Geraldine Feeney to Sipo
# Ethics Watchdog
# Ethics Watchdog

Taoiseach defends nomination of former Senator and ex-NAGP lobbyist Geraldine Feeney to Sipo

Nov 17th 2020, 4:06 PM 16,093 Views 0 Comments

Opposition parties have criticised the government for not facilitating a debate on the nomination.

# standards-in-public-office - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Ethics watchdog with teeth: Taoiseach says sanctions and penalties should be part of Sipo review
# Political Accountability
# Political Accountability

Ethics watchdog with teeth: Taoiseach says sanctions and penalties should be part of Sipo review

Sep 30th 2020, 6:15 AM 8,864 Views 11 Comments

Micheál Martin said any review of Sipo rules must include foreign funding issues.

# standards-in-public-office - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Standards watchdog Sipo says it can't deal with Dara Murphy complaints as he 'has ceased to be a TD'
# Investigation
# Investigation

Standards watchdog Sipo says it can't deal with Dara Murphy complaints as he 'has ceased to be a TD'

Dec 4th 2019, 4:04 PM 18,961 Views 87 Comments

Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today that Sipo could investigate former members.

# standards-in-public-office - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Watchdog still in talks with gardaí over members' compliance with ethics laws
# Garda College
# Garda College

Watchdog still in talks with gardaí over members' compliance with ethics laws

Jul 28th 2018, 8:30 AM 9,351 Views 16 Comments

SIPO is to develop ‘standards of best practice’ for public bodies to ensure they communicate to employees about disclosing their interests.

# standards-in-public-office - 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.

# standards-in-public-office - 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.

# standards-in-public-office - 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.

# standards-in-public-office - 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.

# standards-in-public-office - 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.

# standards-in-public-office - 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.

# standards-in-public-office - 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.

# standards-in-public-office - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Just what can election candidates use Dáil envelopes for?
# Return To Sender
# Return To Sender

Just what can election candidates use Dáil envelopes for?

Feb 4th 2016, 4:01 PM 11,701 Views 44 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission dictates what they can and can’t be used for.

# standards-in-public-office - 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 56,833 Views 210 Comments

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

# standards-in-public-office - Friday 29 May, 2015

Political parties received €12.6 million of taxpayers money last year

Political parties received €12.6 million of taxpayers money last year

May 29th 2015, 4:39 PM 11,791 Views 70 Comments

A total of €12.6 million was given to parliamentarians last year.

# standards-in-public-office - 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 10,011 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 - 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 4,379 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 - 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 5,782 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 - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Public submissions show support for 'cooling-off' period for political lobbying
# Ethics
# Ethics

Public submissions show support for 'cooling-off' period for political lobbying

Mar 13th 2012, 11:19 AM 1,134 Views 7 Comments

Submissions made to Brendan Howlin show general support for a two-year period before politicians can be hired as lobbyists.

# standards-in-public-office - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?

Feb 14th 2012, 5:59 PM 9,667 Views 48 Comments

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

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

SIPO probe into Ivor Callely's mobile phone claims discontinued
# Ivor Callely
# Ivor Callely

SIPO probe into Ivor Callely's mobile phone claims discontinued

Apr 28th 2011, 5:49 PM 1,680 Views 4 Comments

File on Callely gone to DPP as Standards in Public Office Commission finishes investigation into former senator’s phone expenses claim.

# standards-in-public-office - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

FG cracks reappear as Creighton condemns ‘cute hoor’ politics
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

FG cracks reappear as Creighton condemns ‘cute hoor’ politics

Jul 20th 2010, 4:57 PM 644 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin South East TD hits out at donations from developers.