Investigation Report - Councillor Pádraig Doherty

Published  June 2014

Investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission
of Alleged Contraventions of
the Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001
and Part 15 of the Local Government Act 2001

 

Councillor Pádraig Doherty
Donegal County Council and formerly Údarás na Gaeltachta

June 2014

 

 

Report under Section 24 of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995, as amended by the Standards in Public Office Act 2001 and as applied by the Local Government Act 2001

  

Standards in Public Office Commission
18 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin 2

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email: sipo@sipo.gov.ie
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The Standards in Public Office Commission (the Commission), in accordance with section 23 of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 (the Ethics Act) as amended by the Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (the Standards Act), has carried out an investigation to determine whether Councillor Pádraig Doherty, Donegal County Council and formerly Údarás na Gaeltachta, has contravened the Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001 (the Ethics Acts) and/or Part 15 of the Local Government Act 2001 (the Local Government Act). The Commission, in accordance with section 24 of the Ethics Act, has prepared the following report of the result of that investigation, copies of which, in accordance with section 24(1) of the Ethics Act and section 180(3) of the Local Government Act, are being furnished to:

1.         Councillor Pádraig Doherty, the subject of the investigation;

2.         Mr Seamus Neely, Chief Executive, Donegal County Council and Councillor John Campbell, Mayor, Donegal County Council, one of whose predecessors, Councillor Frank McBrearty, along with Mr Neely made a complaint to the Commission and

3.         The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.


Mr Justice Daniel O'Keeffe
Chairperson

Mr Seamus McCarthy
Comptroller and Auditor General

Mr Peter Tyndall
Ombudsman

Mr Kieran Coughlan
Former Clerk of Dáil Éireann

Ms Deirdre Lane
Clerk of Seanad Éireann

Mr Jim O'Keeffe
Commissioner

June 2014