Press Release - Report on Exchequer Funding of Political Parties

June 2017

The Standards in Public Office Commission today released its report on Exchequer funding received by political parties for 2016.

Based on the results of the Dáil general election held on 26 February 2016, eight political parties qualified for Exchequer funding under the Act. As was the case last year, Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, the Labour Party and Sinn Féin were included. New in 2016 were Anti-Austerity Alliance – People Before Profit, the Green Party, Renua and Social Democrats.

The eight parties received funding totalling €5.882 million under the electoral legislation in 2016. The funding is not subject to income tax and may not be used for electoral or referendum purposes.

Total spending for the year was €5.810 million.

Details of the funding, how it was spent and accompanying statements are contained in the report published today by the Standards Commission.

This report is available at http://www.sipo.ie/en/Reports/State-Financing/Expenditure-of-State-Funding/2016-Exchequer-Funding-received-by-Political-Parties/

Contact: Adam Conway, Press Officer

Standards in Public Office Commission
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Dublin 2

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