2010 Press Releases

A public sitting of the Standards in Public Office Commission for the purpose of its investigation of alleged contraventions of the Ethical Framework for the Local Government Service (Part 15 of the Local Government Act 2001) and the Ethics Acts by Mr Kieran Lynn, Senior Executive Engineer, Mayo County Council, will reconvene at the offices of the Standards in Public Office Commission, 18 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, on Monday 13 December 2010 at 2:00 pm.
A public sitting of the Standards in Public Office Commission for the purpose of its investigation of alleged contraventions of the Ethical Framework for the Local Government Service (Part 15 of the Local Government Act 2001) and the Ethics Acts by Mr Kieran Lynn, Senior Executive Engineer, Mayo County Council, will be held at the offices of the Standards in Public Office Commission, 18 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, on Monday 8 November 2010 at 10:30 am.
In its 8th annual report, the Standards Commission recommends that liabilities should be declared by public representatives and public servants in their annual statements of interests.
Figures released today by the Standards in Public Office Commission show that political parties disclosed donations worth €76,617.05 for 2009. This is the lowest figure ever disclosed since the law requiring disclosure was commenced in 1997.
Political parties received a total of €13,603,264 in state funding for 2009, according to figures released today by the Standards Commission. The money was paid to the parties under the Electoral Acts and under the Party Leaders Allowance legislation.
TDs, Senators, MEPs and former MEPs disclosed donations with a total value of €182,438 for 2009 according to figures published today by the Standards Commission. The donations included money and use of property or services. Only donations valued at more than €634.87 require to be disclosed. If the same donor makes more than one donation to the same TD, Senator or MEP during a calendar year, the values of the donations must be aggregated and disclosure made if the total is greater than €634.87