Who we are and what we do


The Standards in Public Office Commission is an independent body established in December 2001 by the Standards in Public Office Act 2001.  It has six members and is chaired by a former Judge of the High Court.  It has supervisory roles under four separate pieces of legislation.  Its functions include supervising the disclosure of interests and compliance with tax clearance requirements, the disclosure of donations and election expenditure, the expenditure of state funding received by political parties and the registration of lobbying.

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Note: The Standards Commission does not have any responsibility for donations to or election spending by local election candidates. This is a matter for each local authority and for the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. That Department has some information on its website in this regard - https://www.housing.gov.ie/local-government/voting/local-elections/local-elections