2013 Press Releases

The Standards in Public Office Commission has published a series of new Guidelines under the Electoral Act 1997 as amended, dealing mainly with the changes introduced by the Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Act 2012. These guidelines replace previous guidelines published by the Standards Commission. The Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Act 2012 introduced additional requirements and restrictions on the acceptance of political donations. These provisions, which came into effect on 1 January 2013, apply to members of, and candidates seeking election to, the Dáil, Seanad, European Parliament and local authorities; to political parties, third parties and candidates at a Presidential election.