Press Release - Report on Exchequer Funding of Political Parties 2017

July 2018

The Standards in Public Office Commission today released its yearly report on Exchequer funding received by political parties for 2017.

In 2017, eight political parties qualified for Exchequer funding under the Act: Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, the Green Party, the Labour Party, Renua, Sinn Féin, Social Democrats and Solidarity – People Before Profit. The eight parties received funding totalling €5.963 million under the electoral legislation in 2017. The funding is not subject to income tax and may not be used for electoral or referendum purposes.

Total expenditure reported for the year was €5.536 million.

Details of the funding, including how it was spent and accompanying statements, are contained in the report published today by the Standards Commission, entitled Exchequer Funding of Political Parties in 2017.

This report is available at:

Contact: Rosanne Meehan, Press Officer

Standards in Public Office Commission
18 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin 2

Telephone: 01 - 6395666